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St. Kitts & Nevis Golf Classic Targets Affluent Golf Travelers

 

Basseterre, St. Kitts (May 11, 2016) – The St. Kitts Tourism Authority partnered with LINKS Magazine, a premier golf lifestyle publication, to present the first annual St. Kitts & Nevis Partner Golf Classic. The event was hosted from May 3rd to 7th, by the world-class Four Season Resort Nevis and featured tournament rounds on both the Robert Trent Jones II course at Four Seasons and the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club course.

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At the event’s awards ceremony, held at the Mango Restaurant on Friday, the Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism, International Trade and Commerce, said that golf tourism is a very important element of the overall tourism strategy for the destination. The Minister thanked LINKS Magazine, for their continued support in increasing the awareness of St. Kitts’ golf resorts and events in the U.S. Market.

Pictured (left to right): Minister of Tourism in Nevis, The Hon. Mark Brantley; VP of Advertising for LINKS Magazine, Dave Wynn; SKTA's Golf Consultant, Tom Jaronski and Minister of Tourism in St. Kitts, The Hon. Lindsay Grant, Minister of Tourism, International Trade and Commerce.

Pictured (left to right): Minister of Tourism in Nevis, The Hon. Mark Brantley; VP of Advertising for LINKS Magazine, Dave Wynn; SKTA’s Golf Consultant, Tom Jaronski and Minister of Tourism in St. Kitts, The Hon. Lindsay Grant, Minister of Tourism, International Trade and Commerce.

This is an important event for our destination marketing efforts as we begin to promote St. Kitts & Nevis as a world-class, twin-island golf destination,” said Minister Grant. “With two more championship courses scheduled to open on St. Kitts at Kittitian Hill and Christophe Harbour, we are becoming well-positioned to grow the market for golf tourism to our islands.”

The St. Kitts & Nevis Partner Golf Classic is a tournament for couples who enjoy the spirit of friendly competition and playing a different partner golf format each day. Attendees visited St. Kits and Nevis from seven different US states. The Overall Champions of the first annual St. Kitts & Nevis Partner Golf Classic were Cheryl & Dale McLean from Wyndermere GC in Naples Florida.

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Pictured (From left to right): CEO of the Nevis Tourism Authority, Greg Phillip; Minister of Tourism in Nevis, The Hon Mark Brantley; Overall Champions Dale and Cheryl McLean; Minister of Tourism in St. Kitts, The Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant and the CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, Racquel Brown.

The St. Kitts Tourism Authority presently partners with LINKS Magazine, a golf media platform with a high-household income readership of more than 500,000 across its print and digital assets, to generate targeted awareness and travel consideration in the U.S. market among affluent golf enthusiasts.  LINKS is a sophisticated and engaging publication that helps golfing enthusiasts fuel their passion for the game and enjoy the golf lifestyle in new and stimulating ways. In 2014, LINKS Magazine included St. Kitts & Nevis in its newly created ranking of theTop 25 Islands in the world for golf travel; one of just seven Caribbean islands to earn a spot on the list.

The St. Kitts & Nevis Partner Golf Classic presented by LINKS Magazine is managed by TGC Sports LLC based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For more information on golf in St. Kitts, visit www.golfstkittsandnevis.com.

About St. Kitts:

St. Kitts is currently ranked, with sister island Nevis, at #6 on a list of the Best Islands in the World, #6 on a list of the Best Caribbean Vacations, and #4 on a list of the Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations in the World#3 on a list of Best Caribbean Honeymoons, and #10 on a list of the Best Affordable Caribbean Destinations by US News & World Report.  It is also ranked at #7 among the Hottest Places to Travel this Winter by CNN Money based on bookings received by Virtuoso, #8 on a list of the Top 10 Best Islands for a Holiday by Places To See In Your Lifetime, #14 on a list of the 50 Travel Destinations That Will Be Huge In The Next 10 Years as well as #8 on a list of the 25 Best Caribbean Islands by Business Insider, one of theTop 12 Best Caribbean Vacations on FlipKey.com, the vacation rental company of leading travel website, TripAdvisor®.  In 2016, St. Kitts has been ranked #15 of The Top 21 Destinations for 2016 by Robb Report and one of the Ones to Watch in 2016 by Travel Weekly. St. Kitts & Nevis have been named #13 on a list of the most popular Caribbean islands among the very rich by Bloomberg Business online, one of the Top 15 Emerging Travel Hotspots for 2015 by The Huffington Post and has been ranked by The New York Times at #34 of the 52 Places to Go in 2015.

Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and white sandy beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean.  Located in the northern Leeward Islands, it offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history.  The island’s stunning variety of tourism attractions include hiking through the tropical rainforest, riding the scenic railway that connects the island’s former sugar plantations, visiting the Caribelle Batik factory, and touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, the only man-made UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Caribbean. Among the more traditional vacation pastimes available are watersports, golf, shopping, tennis, dining, gaming at St. Kitts’ exclusive casino or simply relaxing on a sandy beach.  Accommodations range from intimate plantation inns to larger hotels and resorts.

For more information about St. Kitts, please contact the St. Kitts Tourism Authority toll free from the US at 1-800-582-6208 or from Canada 1-888-395-4887, e-mail info@stkittstourism.kn, visit www.stkittstourism.kn, or connect on FacebookTwitter and/or YouTube.

 

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