On April 17, 2010 about eighty of the most famous golfers of the world will gather in Istanbul to take part in the annual golf tournament, which is to be held in one of the most prestigious golf clubs in Turkey - Kemer Golf & Country Club. This event is organized by the luxury hotel Ciragan Palace Kempinski, where will take place the opening ceremony of the tournament as well as the awarding of the champions at the end. Competitions will be held in 3 categories: men in the first category (handicap 0-12), men in the second category (Handicap 13-28) and women (handicap 0-28). In addition to the competition itself the participants and guests of the tournament expect colorful entertainment program on the shores of the Bosporus, in which will also be able to take part tourists staying at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski from 17 to 20 of April.
It is no coincidence that the golf tournament of such a high level takes place in Istanbul. In recent years the development of golf industry has been identified as one of the most important prospects for the tourist business, the development of which is led by the government of Turkey. Golf clubs in Istanbul, Antalya and Belek can boast of its professional fields, where were repeatedly held Pro-Am tournaments of international scale. Also in the major golf clubs in the country are developed special programs to attract young people to the sport.
The city, known by the two names - Istanbul and Constantinople, is rightfully one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the world. It is often called a museum city, and it is true, yet in Istanbul are combined ancient cathedrals and mosques, fortresses and palaces, which by its magnificence and grandeur attract millions of tourists from all over the world. Unusual is not only the location of the city on two continents - Europe and Asia, but also the peaceful coexistence of two religions: Christianity and Islam. It is not an accident that along with the Germanic city of Essen and the Hungarian Pec, Istanbul is the cultural capital of Europe 2010.
In addition to vacationers Istanbul attracts a huge number of shoppers, because this city is one of the major trading centers of Eurasia, where everyone can find absolutely any product.