Indian Golf and Turf Expo targets Rs 100 cr revenue through Golf tourism by 2024

Through the 8th edition of the Indian Golf and Turf Expo (IGE) 2019, The Golf Industry Assocation is targeting to generate revenues of Rs 100 crore in next five years through Golf tourism. South Asia’s largest Golf Industry Trade Show is scheduled to be held at New Delhi’s Thyagraj stadium on April 26-27, 2019. Speaking at the formal launch of the event, Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, said, “The Ministry of Tourism has long identified golf as a potential tourism booster and has taken several measures including developing more public courses to grow and promote the sport in the country. In a welcome addition, this year’s IGE has also involved turf experts and professionals in a big way. This is so important to ensure that the best of infrastructure is available in the country, not only to boost the prospects of Golf, but also other sports like Football, Cricket, Polo and others where quality turf plays a critical role in boosting the standards of the athletes game. I thank all partners in making IGE a success over the years and look forward to the 2019 edition.”

Deepali Shah Gandhi, President, Golf Industry Association (GIA), promoters of IGE, was also present on the occasion and said, “On behalf of the GIA, I would like to thank Suman Billa and through him the Ministry of Tourism for their continued encouragement and support to IGE, which has now become a must-attend for the entire Golf ecosystem in the country. The IGE brings together all key partners and contributors to the sport, whose tireless efforts have enabled stars like Anirban Lahiri, Gaganjeet Bhullar and Shubhankar Sharma to name a few, make a name for themselves. The GIA heartily welcomes all delegates and foreign guests to the IGE 2019 and hope they have a fruitful time at the expo.”