This annual conference was originally scheduled for June 2020. It was then moved to September 2021 and ultimately got going in June 2022. Our host city, Reno Nevada, did what many of the great travel suppliers have been doing over these past 2 crazy years - they accommodated all the changes to help us finally get to what was for many of the suppliers their first face to face meetings in over two and a half years. Old friends met again, new friends were made and for 3 days we immersed ourselves in all things golf travel - it was great to have it back!
Casa de Campo offered me the opportunity to stay and play at the resort so after my amazing stay at the Iberostar, I transferred up to La Romano for a couple of nights at the resort, a definite favourite of many of our clients. I now have firsthand experience as to why it's so popular – it is amazing and like no resort I have ever ben to before.
We have highlighted this resort before so I will not go into a lot of detail (the links to our past articles are below) but I wanted to highlight a couple of impressions I had.
I’ve been to Punta Cana many times but I have never had the chance to stay at the Iberostar, nor play some of the great golf in the area. That changed a couple of weeks ago with a generous invite from Karel Gomez, Director of Sales Americas - Golf & Sports for Iberostar.
I get asked the question a lot, “what’s next on your bucket list?” There are so many great golf destinations around the world, and some may not come to mind as quickly as others. That’s the case with South Africa, which was at the top of my bucket list 5 years ago when I had the opportunity to lead a group to this unique country.
I had heard tons about the experiences in South Africa from colleagues in the industry, clearly a destination that was unlike any other when it comes to a golf experience. But obviously it’s not just about the golf…far from it.