Published on : Saturday, October 22, 2016
Watch out: A new association is born! Following numerous meetings, the six leading French golf tours operators have decided to come together to form an association – AFTOG (Association of French Golf Tour Operators) includes the following players in this sector:
– Golf Autour du Monde
– Golf Plus Voyages
– Greens du Monde
– Parcours & Voyages
– Tee Off Travel
The aim of the association is to promote the French Tour Operators to the general public (golfers, Groups, Associations, Golf Pros) and give an understandable knowledge /education in term of travel booking rules and liability insurances. We notice that more and more “false companies” or non licensed operators are bounding in the travel industry, taking shares and profitable advantages without providing any guarantees/insurances to the clients.
Also suppliers and trade partners need to maintain a professional ethic in term of rates and understand the role of tour operators.
For the first year the chair was offered to Mrs Christine LAUREDI, from Greens du Monde , the vice presidency is given to Mr Renaud CARLES from Golf Plus Voyages, The Secretary, Mrs Pascale DESPIERES from Parcours & Voyages and Mr Bruno PEYNICHOU from Golf Autour du Monde will take the role of Treasurer.
These duties will be renewed every year, to propose a real involvement and synergy in actions. Julien EDEL from Formigolf and Christophe LUNEAU from Tee Off Travel are responsible for specific topics and files The rules were approved and filed last week, following a plenary meeting during IFTM exhibition in Paris. Next meeting will be held next month in Palma during IGTM.