Posts Tagged ‘Costa del Sol Golf Holiday’

The Golf Style Cup – La Zagaleta, Benahavis, Spain

September 16th, 2010 DSP Comments off

The “Golf Style Cup 2010” is the first tournament organized by DSP in collaboration with Golf Style magazine (, which is a private Russian publication for Russian golfers. 25,000 copies are being distributed at the following locations:

➢ Moscow and Moscow regions golf clubs
➢ 5-star Moscow hotels
➢ Business class on the airplanes as well as business lounges at the airports
➢ VIP distribution
➢ Boutiques, restaurants and auto-salons
➢ Sport clubs and SPA
➢ Nautical clubs

It will be held over 2 playing days, 6th and 7th November 2010 and it brings the new level of networking and promotional opportunities to those businesses that would like to target Russian-speaking clients. It also gives the opportunity to spend some quality time with successful Russian businessmen and businesswomen.

The two main objectives of this tournament is to a) promote Costa del Sol as The destination for Russian golfers, consequently generating the new stream of clients for various industries; b) generate promotional material for all the sponsors in a form of the editorial of 6 pages in one of the most prestigious press publications in Moscow golf society.

The maximum number of players for this tournament is 72. There is a confirmed number of 18 players from Moscow that represent different business sectors, including media, real estate, finance and oil industry.

The overall objective is to introduce Russian golf enthusiasts to the golf environment and the opportunities available.

This is a closed competition and is only open to sponsors.

The Golf Style Cup 2010

Spanish Companies have the largest representation at the Moscow Golf & Luxury Property Show 2010

May 4th, 2010 DSP No comments

The Spanish companies show of strength at the Golf and Luxury Property Show held in Moscow last week was a clear sign that the Russian community as part of the local economy is becoming increasingly important to the Costa del Sol. Despite the chaos in Europe caused by the Icelandic volcano, more than 10 Spanish companies were represented amongst the 90 exhibitors all focused on the Golf and Real Estate sectors, both very important industries for the coast and Andalucia.

Over the past year a number of Russian focused businesses have opened as well as the launch of three new Russian language magazines to cater for the demand for Russian language publications. The number of Russian registered residents in Spain now tops over 190,000, with some 30,000 in Andalucia and it is a community that is set to continue to grow. The Russian Federation has a tiger economy and wealthy young Russian families have started to look to Europe as a place to settle and bring up their children. Schools, Colleges and the Real Estate companies have all seen a surge in enquires and registration from the growing numbers within Russian speaking community looking at Spain as the place to settle.

Studying etiquette?The Golf and Luxury Property Show is Moscow’s leading trade show within these sectors, although this is the first year in which the organizers in Russia have merged the previously separate shows. “The synergy for Real Estate and Golf Tourism makes it ideal for a number of Spanish businesses” said the organizer and Moscow based ExPat Kim Waddoup “We are very pleased that so many Spanish businesses see the opportunity in the Russian market and want to promote Spain as a destination market for the Russian community”.  Marina Robertson, a Russian National and Director of Del Sol Packaged, braved the ash cloud to attend the show for the first time. Marina said “ The opportunity to meet the Golf Associations, Golf tour operators, Real Estate promoters and to feel the positive attitudes towards Spain has been very encouraging. There are so many opportunities to promote the Costa del Sol to the growing golfing community here. Golf tourism in Spain and the Real Estate sectors will undoubtedly benefit from attending this years show”

There is no doubt that the Russians are catching the golf bug. There are brand new courses popping up all over and according to some data, the number of players is expected to grow from 5,000 to 25,000 over the next few years. Whilst it still may be a niche market, the number of courses being built in Moscow and St Petersburg and the number of players joining the Russian golfing federation every year speak for themselves.  The cost barrier to join a Russian club for most means that it is less expensive to book through a tour operator and travel to abroad to play. Due to the lack of promotion of Spain in Russia until now, the destination of choice is Belek in Turkey. However, it is the view of many that Spain is of much higher quality and is much more desirable as a destination to most Russian golfers.

During the summer Del Sol Packaged will be hosting a number of delegations from Moscow as a result of the show, which will include media, golf course designers, golf club owners, players and a number of tour operators. A famous movie once coined the phrase “The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming!” The Russians are indeed coming to the Costa del Sol.

For more information contact Simon Robertson at the DSP press office on +34 951 89 40 26, or email to

The Costa del Golf Challenge 2010, Sponsorship Opportunity

December 4th, 2009 DSP No comments

March 2010 Sponsors proposal – please follow the link to submit PDF application form