This week had the pleasure of interviewing Andrew Knott at Bangkok’s Singha Elite Training Center. Expecting a somewhat typical interview of a golf pro I allowed 20 – 30 minutes to get to know Andrew, learn about his training center and a little about his teaching philosophy.
Two hours into our conversation I was pulled away by other responsibilities only to immediately call him back when ... Read more
Bangkok, Thailand (January 12, 2021) – In 2021 Golfasian is excited to team up with Andrew Knott Director of Performance at Singha Elite Golf Performance Centre @ Thana City, to share an insight to different ways you can develop your golf game, experiencing those good shots on a more regular basis and turning that into lower scores, without always turning to ‘Golf Swing’ and uncomfortable changes.
Mark ... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (November 4, 2020) – Asia’s largest and most significant golf tour operator, Golfasian (www.golfasian.com), has once again swept the board at the World Golf Awards, taking the lead with five honors at this year’s event.
The Thailand-based firm, a market leader in golf tourism in Asia since its inception in 1997, is and continues to be globally the most awarded travel company.
Golfasian ... Read more
Bangkok, Thailand 22 September 2020 – With an increase in domestic demand in Thailand, Golfasian, Asia’s largest golf tour operator, is launching a series of Thailand golf tournaments aimed at Thai and expat golfers. The golf tournaments which are aimed at amateur golfers are taking place in Hua Hin, Pattaya and Bangkok.
“The events are a combination of great fun and light competition and include food and beverage, ... Read more
Bangkok, Thailand 22 September 2020 – Golfasian, Asia’s leading inbound golf tour operator has been SHA (Safety & Health Administration) accredited by the Tourism Authority of Thailand in September 2020.
As Thailand is slowly preparing to re-open its borders for international golf travelers, an initiative by the Tourism Authority of Thailand is providing a selected number of tour operators and DMCs who underwent stringent safety & ... Read more
Visiting golfers overcome COVID-19 concerns to savor quiet courses and perfect conditions.
BANGKOK, Thailand (March 11, 2020) – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Asia’s largest golf tour operator Golfasian have joined forces to assure golfers that the Kingdom is still primed for play.
What’s more, with weather conditions in Thailand clear and sunny on a daily basis, the country’s top layouts in peak condition, and ... Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand (January 21, 2019) – Most golfers hate to lose an expensive golf ball, but American Mark Siegel doesn’t mind, as he has a clever ulterior motive.
Siegel is the CEO of Golfasian, one of the most established inbound golf tour operators in Asia.
“About five years ago I had the idea of printing my own Titlist golf balls with the simple message. Reward Offered If ... Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand (October 29, 2019) – Asia’s leading golf tour operator, Golfasian, is proving the best can get even better as it bolsters a second consecutive quadruple success at the World Golf Awards with a host of new products and improvements.
The Thailand-based firm, a market leader in golf tourism since launching in 1997, walked away from the awards ceremony, which was held this week in ... Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand (October 03, 2019) – Golfasian, Asia’s largest golf tour operator, has established a historic partnership with Go Golfing. For the first time in its 22-year history, Golfasian will be offering fully escorted tours outside of Asia.
Golfasian’s Director of Business Development, Pascal Orczech believes the Go Golfing partnership will open the world and create new experiences for its golf travelers. The new product offering ... Read more
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (September 20, 2019) – Golfers can now indulge in a golf holiday to Sri Lanka with Asia’s largest golf tour operator, Golfasian (www.golfasian.com).
As part of an ongoing expansion and increasing requests from return customers, Golfasian is now offering Sri Lanka as an additional golf holiday destination to choose from in Asia.
Sri Lanka, the pearl of the Indian ocean has just been named Number 1 ... Read more
DANANG, Vietnam (September 8, 2019) — AccorHotels, Golfasian & Go Golfing Travel announce the return of the AccorHotels Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship in Danang for the fifth consecutive year from 8 to 14 September 2019.
The week-long tournament gives more than a hundred amateur golfers the opportunity to enjoy a game of golf, mingle at social events and experience the cultural charms of Danang, Hoi An, the ancient capital ... Read more
Bangkok, Thailand, 6 August 2019 — Golfasian and Fore Management Group are delighted to announce the launch of the Asia Golf Championship, a series of four golf events that will be played throughout the year in South-East Asia at some of the most prestigious golf clubs in the region.
The inaugural Asia Golf Championship will tee off 15-17 November 2019 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, at both ... Read more
Hua Hin, Thailand, 9 June 2019 — More than 400 participants representing 22 countries have arrived in Thailand for the 2019 Centara World Masters Golf Championship, starting in Hua Hin today (Sunday).
The sell-out event is a welcome boon to Thailand’s tourism with the tournament attracting big numbers from Australia, New Zealand and India. The event’s international appeal has brought golfers from Germany, the United States and ... Read more
Hua Hin, Thailand, 3 April 2019 — You’d be forgiven if you mistake this year’s Centara World Masters Golf Championship for a summit. Over 34 countries are now represented at the international event and that number is expected to edge closer to 40 come June.
The sixth instalment of the Centara World Masters Golf Championship runs 9 to 15 June 2019. This week-long celebration of golf, entertainment and ... Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand (November 3, 2018) – Asia’s largest golf tour operator, Golfasian, has once again swept the board at the World Golf Awards, scooping a quartet of honors at this year’s event.
The Thailand-based firm, a market leader in golf tourism in Asia since its inception in 1997, has been a star performer at previous installments of the WGA.
Last year, it took first prize in three ... Read more
Hua Hin, Thailand, 25 October 2018 — For the second year running, Hua Hin in Thailand has won the International Association of Golf Tour Operators Award for Golf Destination of the Year in Asia. The award carries enormous weight as it is voted for by specialist golf tour operators who are IAGTO members.
Awards like these are well-deserved for the Tourism Authority of Thailand who have ... Read more
Singapore, October 8 2018 — Underlining the increasingly key role played by golf course superintendents, course conditioning is the single most important factor in the decision-making process of golfing tourists.
That is among the main findings from a survey jointly conducted by the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) and Golfasian, one of the region’s foremost golf tour operators.
Based on the responses of more than 100 Golfasian clients who have ... Read more
Highlighting Central Vietnam as a popular golfing and cultural destination
DANANG, Vietnam (September 9, 2018) — AccorHotels, Golfasian & Go Golfing Travel announce the return of the AccorHotels Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship in Danang for the fourth consecutive year from 9 to 15 September 2018.
The week-long tournament gives more than a hundred amateur golfers the opportunity to enjoy a game of golf, mingle at social events ... Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand (August 6, 2018) — GOLFASIAN has made it easier for golfers to identify a dream playing vacation in Southeast Asia with its inaugural Asia Golf Guide.
One of the world’s most enticing destinations for golf, Southeast Asia offers a wealth of outstanding layouts as well as sumptuous resorts, unforgettable landscapes and rich and varied culture.
The handy new guide, which is available online, at tourism ... Read more
Hua Hin, Thailand, 22 June 2018 — Billed as the biggest and richest tournament for club golfers in all of Asia and again attracting 500 plus players from 27 countries, sharing in US$50,000 in prizes, the Centara World Masters Golf Championship has rightly earned this tagline.
While the numbers are impressive, talking to the players you come to understand this event has a certain magic that ... Read more
Hua Hin, Thailand, 9 June 2018 — Don’t be surprised if you see an unusually high number of golf bags at Bangkok airport this weekend. Golfers from all over the world, almost 600 from 24 countries in fact, are converging on Hua Hin in Thailand for the biggest tournament for club golfers in all of Asia.
The fifth installment of the Centara World Masters Golf Championship ... Read more
Chiang Mai, Thailand, 23 May 2018 — The Shangri-La Chiang Mai 2 Ball Golf Championship is a must play event for golfers wanting the best of everything. Golfers will experience Thailand’s rich culture, tantalising food, luxury spas and generous hospitality. Chiang Mai’s mountainous terrain and valleys has enabled renowned golf course designers to build breathtakingly beautiful golf resorts. Just as impressive as the courses is the pampering you ... Read more
Golfasian and Go Golfing, arguably the two biggest golf tour operators in the Asia Pacific region, today announced they will expand their event portfolio to six annual tournaments in Thailand and Vietnam. These events will attract more than 1,700 golfers for an average stay of 10 nights. Now, that’s big business in the world of golf tourism.
These industry trendsetters are breaking new ground with the ... Read more
Hua Hin, Thailand, 2 April 2018 — Hua Hin, Thailand’s best golf destination, is to host a new and exciting golf week for club golfers aged 35 and over.
Following on from the success of the Centara World Masters Golf Championship which will be celebrating its 5th successful year in 2018, tournament organisers Go Golfing and Golfasian have combined to bring a second Amateur Golf Tournament to the region – The ... Read more
Pattaya, Thailand 21 February 2018 — Thailand’s famed holiday playground of Pattaya will host a week of golf, fun and entertainment for singles from 16 to 22 September 2018. Open to all singles, you don’t have to be off single figures, you just have to be single!
Australian based Go Golfing started hosting golfing get-togethers for singles more than 10 years ago. Founder, Peter McCarthy, arranged ... Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand (November 26, 2017) — GOLFASIAN has continued its hot streak at the World Golf Awards, picking up top honors in three categories at the 2017 event.
The company, Asia’s largest golf tour operator, was one of the big winners at the gala ceremony, held this year at the La Manga Club in southern Spain.
Golfasian was named Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator 2017 for Vietnam ... Read more
Tokyo & Bangkok, November 16, 2017– Rakuten, Inc. and Golfasian Co., Ltd. today announced that the two companies have reached an agreement to strengthen existing collaborations in the golf and travel sectors.
Based on this agreement, both companies will work to increase referrals of tourists traveling between Thailand and Japan to play golf, and expand their services by harnessing both companies’ knowledge and expertise in the golf and travel sectors. ... Read more
Hua Hin, Thailand, 4 September 2017 — Registrations are officially open for Thailand’s Most Enjoyed Week of Golf!
Even though the event was recently launched on 1st of September the event has seen a record number of entries in comparison to previous years.
Golfers were quick to rate the fourth annual Centara World Masters Golf Championship hosted in Hua Hin as the best-organised event ever so it ... Read more
Danang, Vietnam 14 August 2017 — The third annual AccorHotels Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship welcomes over 160 participants to Danang in Central Vietnam from 13 to 19 August 2017.
This year’s tournament is the biggest ever and will bring together golfers and non-playing partners for the ultimate event and Vietnam golf holiday experience. The event is open to male and female golfers aged 35 plus and competition ... Read more
Boasting over 250 golf courses, the Kingdom of Thailand is hands down a primetime destination for golf enthusiasts looking to spend a nice vacation in South-East Asia.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand hosted the Thailand Golf Travel Mart in 2017 at Khao Yai National Park which marked its importance as a top destination. Khao Yai is situated hardly two hours north of Bangkok in the Nakhon ... Read more
Bangkok, Thailand, 6 June 2017 — Golfasian, Asia’s largest & most popular inbound golf tour operator has launched a brand new website (https://www.golfasian.com/) to enhance global golf traveler’s online experience.
“Over 50% of our website visitors are using either a mobile phone or tablet, making it an absolutely necessity to have a fully mobile responsive website that is informative, appealing and fast-loading at the same time,” ... Read more
Bangkok, Thailand, 8 May 2017 — GOLFASIAN, the largest and most successful dedicated inbound golf tourism operator in Southeast Asia, marks two decades of triumph as it celebrates its 20th anniversary this April.
Launched in 1997 as an adjunct to a golf guide to Thailand, the company has expanded remarkably since its humble beginnings.
Since those early days, the company has established itself as one of Asia’s major ... Read more
Pattaya, Thailand 17 January 2017 – Golfasian (Golfasian Co., Ltd.), Asia’s leading golf tour operator recently acquired Pattaya based Solar Golf (Firhill Co. Ltd).
In an effort to strengthen its UK market share and to expand its operational excellence in Pattaya, Golfasian (www.golfasian.com) has recently acquired Solar Golf.
From the sleepy fishing village and R&R center of American GI’s during Vietnam War in the 1970s to the ... Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand (November 13, 2016) — Hua Hin, Thailand; Algarve, Portugal
Golfasian, Asia’s largest golf tour operator handling over 12,500 golfers annually has been awarded the Asia Pacific Golf Tourism Pioneer, Thailand’s Best Golf Tour Operator & Vietnam’s Best Golf Tour Operator.
Asian Golf Awards
In recognition of providing golfers the best golf travel experience in the industry and nothing less, Golfasian has been singled out by the ... Read more
Kingdom quick to recover (again) from latest seemingly unplayable lie
HUA HIN, Thailand (Sept. 1, 2016) – Brussels. Istanbul. Nice. Hua Hin.
Barely a month goes by these days when some part of the world or another doesn’t suffer a blow by extremists bent on this or that.
The travel warnings sound. Governments issue statements. And no one knows quite what to do.
But when it comes to Thailand, ... Read more
September 1, 2016 Danang, Vietnam — Back by popular demand, the second annual Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship will return to Danang in Central Vietnam from 4 to 10 September 2016.
The 2016 event is attracting over 100 golfers from Australia, China, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam.
The Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship brings together golfers and non-playing partners for the ultimate ... Read more
Golfers have been quick to rate the third annual Centara World Masters Golf Championship hosted in Hua Hin as the best ever. Playing in the tournament for the first time, Victor Danko from Australia declared it was the best week of his life.
At 71 years of age, Victor is a member of Bayview Golf Club in Sydney and plays off a credible handicap of 10. ... Read more
Danang, Vietnam, 1 June 2016 — Since the launch last May of Bangkok Airways’ direct flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Danang, leading golf tour operator Golfasian has just announced a number of special golf vacations to Vietnam.
With four world class golf courses designed by the likes of Faldo, Norman, Montgomerie and Donald, Danang, also known as the Golf Coast Vietnam, has a fabulous coastline, excellent hotels, ... Read more
Hua Hin, Thailand, 25 February 2015 — The Amari Pattaya and Amari Hua Hin Golf weeks held in two beach side resorts of Thailand have been an overwhelming success with a sellout in Pattaya, and close to record numbers in Hua Hin this 2016 season. An added bonus for players attending this year is the inclusion of an exhibition by the 2013 World Long Driver ... Read more
Bangkok, January 21 — The growing appeal of amateur golf tournaments in Asia has resulted in a third 72-hole, multi-course event – to be held in Pattaya, Thailand in June – being announced by pioneers of the concept, Golfasian and Go Golfing.
The new tournament, the Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort 2-Ball Golf Championship, will be held in the popular Thai resort destination from June 19-25, immediately ... Read more
Bangkok, Thailand 26 November 2015 — Golfasian Co. Ltd., South-East Asia’s leading inbound golf tour operator, has reported a 14 percent boost in customers for the 12-months ending October 31 and a 24.5 percent increase in forward bookings for the year ahead.
The increase has been fueled by innovative marketing strategies, including private tailor-made familiarization trips for overseas golf tour operators, road shows on behalf of ... Read more
Danang, Vietnam, 10 November 2015 — Back by popular demand, the second annual Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship will return to Danang in Central Vietnam from 4 to 10 September 2016.
The inaugural event held in September 2015 attracted golfers from Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong and host nation Vietnam. Featuring 4 rounds of tournament golf, welcome and presentation dinners ... Read more
Bangkok, Thailand 12 November 2015 – Golfasian (www.golfasian.com), Asia’s largest pure play golf tour operator has won the “2015 Thailand’s Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator” award at the second annual World Golf Awards held at the Conrad Hotel in the Algarve, Portugal.
This is Golfasian’s second award in a row after winning the 2014 Asia’s Best Golf Tour Operator of the Year award.
The world-wide voting process ... Read more
Hua Hin, Thailand, 2 November 2015 — Almost 100 club golfers from 10 countries are expected to participate at the Amari Pattaya Golf Week on 6-12 March 2016 and the Amari Hua Hin Golf Week on 13-19 March 2016.
These two week-long tournaments for all golfers (with and without handicaps), include four rounds of golf at Championship venues and nightly social and entertainment events. Also catering ... Read more
Hua Hin, Thailand, 20 October 2015 — Almost 100 club golfers from 10 countries are expected to contest the Amari Pattaya Golf Week 6-12 March 2016.
This week-long tournament for all golfers (with and without handicaps), includes 4 rounds of golf at Championship venues, plus nightly social and entertainment events. Also catering for non-golfers, tours are provided of the region’s popular attractions and tourism experiences.
The host ... Read more
Hua Hin, Thailand, 7 October 2015 — In two short years, the Centara World Masters Golf Championship in Thailand, has become the biggest tournament for club golfers in Asia. The inaugural tournament attracted 400 golfers and the latest installment in June 2015 attracted a sell-out field of 600 golfers from 23 countries. No other amateur golf tournament attracts golfers from more countries.
The Centara World Masters ... Read more
Danang, Vietnam, 15 September 2-15 — Almost 100 club golfers from 12 countries contested the inaugural Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship in Danang, Vietnam from 7 to 12 September.
The week-long tournament for players over the age of 35 included 4 rounds of Championship golf, nightly social and entertainment events as well as touring the region’s popular attractions and tourism experiences.
Golfers played 2 rounds at ... Read more
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 24 August 2015 — Whatever Thuy Trang, Vietnam’s golf tourism dynamo, lacks in stature she makes up in business skills and success.
For the past five years, since establishing Golfasian Vietnam, Trang, 35, has been the driving force behind Vietnam’s rise as a major golf tourism destination in Asia.
She and her 11 other staff – seven in Ho Chi Minh City ... Read more
Lang Co, Vietnam, July 30 2015 – Sir Nick Faldo, newly-appointed as brand ambassador for Laguna Lang Co in Central Vietnam, is partnering with the acclaimed golf resort in a series of new amateur golf tournaments, including the inaugural Laguna Golf Classic in November.
As home to a championship course designed by the six-time Major winner, which he opened in 2012, Sir Nick will host the ... Read more
Bangkok, Thailand, 1 July 2015 — Almost every day of the year the luggage carousels at international airport terminals in Bangkok, Phuket, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur disgorge hundreds of sets of golf clubs owned by amateur golfers from every corner of the globe. A million golf bags will have passed through airports in these and other south-east Asian (SEA) cities by ... Read more
Hua Hin, Thailand, 29 June 2015 — The Centara World Masters Golf Championship has confirmed its status as Asia’s biggest and richest tournament for club golfers – and is now set to become even bigger next year.
More than 700 visitors from 23 countries, representing 181 golf clubs, converged on Thailand’s resort town of Hua Hin for the second annual tournament, held from 14-19 June at ... Read more
June 11, 2015 Hua Hin, Thailand — Golfers from every continent except Antarctica have begun arriving in Thailand for the second running of the Centara World Masters Golf Championship, Asia’s biggest and richest tournament for club golfers.
A record 700 visitors from 23 countries will have arrived in Hua Hin by Sunday for the start of the championship. The tournament has attracted big numbers from Australia, ... Read more
May 20, 2015 Bangkok, Thailand — Asia Pacific Golf tourism specialists Golfasian and Go Golfing, the market leaders in golf travel in Asia and Australia, have formed a strategic partnership to bring World Masters golf events to Asia.
World Masters championships, already held in Australia and Thailand with another to be staged in Vietnam this year, are week-long amateur tournaments combing golf, social and entertainment that ... Read more
The Accor hotel group join hands with golf experts Go Golfing and Golfasian to host the inaugural Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship, held in Danang from September 6-12, 2015. After 20 years of staging successful World Masters tournaments in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand, Go Golfing has partnered with Golfasian to introduce this golfing tournament to Vietnam with Accor as the main sponsor.
World Masters ... Read more
Bangkok, 10 March 2015 — Asia’s multi-billion-dollar inbound golf tourism industry needs an overhaul if it is to continue growing at the same pace as during the past decade, according to the managing director of the region’s leading dedicated inbound golf tour operator, Mark Siegel.
Siegel (pictured), who owns Bangkok-based Golfasian and has played a major role in developing golf tourism to Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and other ... Read more
Bali, 2 March 2015 — Two of Asia’s leading tourism operators have joined forces to promote international golf tourism to Indonesia.
Golfasian, the largest dedicated inbound golf tour operator in South East Asia, and Asia World Indonesia, one of the country’s leading destination management companies, have formed a partnership to be known as Golfasian Indonesia that aims to substantially increase the number of golf tourists to the archipelago.
Initially, the ... Read more
Danang, 12 February 2015 — After 20 years of staging successful World Masters tournaments in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand, Go Golfing has partnered with Golfasian to host the inaugural Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship in Danang from 6 to 12 September 2015.
World Masters Tournaments are open to club golfers aged 35 years and over. Competition is offered in age and handicap divisions. Playing with golfers of a similar ... Read more
Bangkok, 8 January 2015 — Golfasian, South-East Asia’s leading dedicated golf tourism operator, has rejoined the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) after a two-year absence.
The move comes at an important time for the company and golf tourism in Asia, the world’s fastest-growing market for travelling golfers. More than one million golfers are expected to travel to and within Asia in 2015, with Thailand, ... Read more
Hua Hin, Thailand , 26 November 2014 — Golfasian and Go Golfing, joint hosts of Asia’s biggest and richest tournament for club golfers, have each received a top award at the World Golf Awards, announced last week in the Algarve, Portugal.
Thailand-based Golfasian was voted Asia’s Best Golf Tour Operator, while Australian-based Go Golfing won the title of Oceania’s Best Golf Tour Operator.
In June this year, ... Read more
Algarve, Portugal, 15 November 2014 – Golfasian (www.golfasian.com), Asia’s largest pure play golf tour operator won the “Asia’s Best Golf Tour Operator” award at the inaugural World Golf Awards. Nena Huwae, Golfasian’s European Marketing Manager was presented with the trophy by Steve Rider, the evening’s host and former anchor for the BBC’s golf coverage, at the Conrad Hotel in the Algarve, Portugal.
The world-wide voting process ... Read more
Hua Hin, Thailand 13 November, 2014 — With just over 3 months to go until the inaugural Amari Hua Hin Amateur golf week running from 1-7 March 2015, Director of Golf Events at Golfasian, Mark Penfold is confident about getting a full field for the tournament, based on the numbers of early bird offers that have been taken up so far.
“We have had entries from the ... Read more
Hua Hin, Thailand , 29 October 2014 — Following the enormous success of the inaugural 2014 Centara World Masters Golf Championship, Thailand-based Golfasian and Australia’s Go Golfing are pleased to announce an expanded event to be held again in the city of Hua Hin, Thailand from 14-19 June 2015.
The biggest event of its kind in Asia, the tournament quickly earned a reputation as Asia’s best ... Read more
Danang, Vietnam, September 16, 2014 — What does it take for a region to become a successful, sought-after international golf tourism destination?
Great courses, attractive prices, easy access, an inviting climate, high quality accommodation, beaches, mountains and scenery, a safe environment, interesting local food, culture and history and friendly people are all part of the perfect formula.
But few golf destinations can claim all these ingredients, so when ... Read more
The Tourism Authority of Thailand launches “China Common Project Golf 2014” to boost numbers of hi-end Chinese golf tourists visiting Thailand.
Banyan Golf Club Hua Hin, Thailand, August 20 2014 — Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) culminates its China Common Project Golf Tournament 2014 held at the Royal beach resort cities of Hua Hin and Cha Am.
The initiative was conceived by TAT’s Chinese offices in Beijing, ... Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand, August 25, 2014 — Golfasian Co. Ltd., www.golfasian.com, Southeast Asia’s largest dedicated pure-play golf tour operator and local Thai SME darling has bucked the 2014 trend in Thai Tourism once again with a reported 22 percent increase in turnover for the 12 months ending July 31 2014.
The Thai tourism industry has been in a state of flux since the November 2013 and this ... Read more
Players from five countries are leading 13 separate divisions after two days play in the Centara World Masters Golf Championship being played at four courses in Hua Hin Thailand.
The amateur tournament, the largest of its kind ever held in Asia, has attracted more than 450 participants from 23 countries.
Rounds played at Imperial Lake View, Majestic Creek, Banyan and Black Mountain golf clubs have produced tightly ... Read more
The opening day of the Centara World Masters was played on Monday in mild, overcast conditions at Banyan and Imperial Lake View golf clubs in the Hua Hin area of Thailand.
The field of more than 450 players started the tournament enthusiastically and played some excellent golf in conditions that many participants may not have previously experienced.
Several excellent scores were recorded, with winners in ladies divisions ... Read more
More than 500 golfers representing 23 countries have arrived in Thailand for the inaugural Centara World Masters Golf Championship, starting in Hua Hin today (Sunday).
The sell-out event is a welcome boon to Thailand’s tourism which has seen many events and conferences cancelled in recent months.
The tournament has attracted big numbers from Australia, Singapore, India and New Zealand. The event’s international appeal has brought golfers from France, ... Read more
Bangkok, March 31 — The first competitive event played at Siam Country Club’s Waterside course near Pattaya, Thailand, has underscored just how good is Asia’s newest golf course.
The Pattaya Amateur Week tournament in mid-March featured the new IMG-designed layout as well as Siam Country Club’s two existing courses and two others in the Pattaya area.
Waterside, which is in soft opening stage before officially opening in ... Read more
By Paul Myers
Bangkok, March 4, 2014- The swathe of negative headlines about safety in Bangkok that has swamped international media in the past three months should now disappear as protestors dismantle barricades in key parts of the city.
Despite the impression that Bangkok has been a city under siege, nothing could have been – or is – further from the truth.
And despite a delicate political impasse ... Read more
Bangkok, December 16, 2013 — TaylorMade-Adidas Golf has become the fifth major sponsor of Asia’s largest amateur event for club golfers, to be held in Hua Hin, Thailand next June.
The Centara World Masters Golf Championship – from 15 to 21 June, 2014 – is expected to attract 600 amateur golfers from around the world who will come to the region named in November as Golf ... Read more
Costa Daurauda, Spain, 15 November 2013 — Hua Hin, the laid-back seaside town on the Gulf of Thailand that has been The Thai Royal Family’s holiday headquarters for more than 80 years, now has another claim to fame: Asia and Australasia’s 2014 Golf Destination of the Year.
Hua Hin, 200 kilometres south of Bangkok, received the award this week at the International Association of Golf Tourism ... Read more
Bangkok, Thailand, October 01, 2013 — Lotus Valley Golf Resort near Bangkok has become the lucky 13th member of Thailand’s prestigious Golf In A Kingdom marketing collective.
Formed five years ago, Golf In A Kingdom, “The Thai Golf Experience”, has grown to 24 members, comprising 13 of Thailand’s best golf courses, 10 hotels and resorts and the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Lotus Valley’s entry into the program ... Read more
Bangkok, September 18, 2013 – The first of the new season’s Golfasian Amateur Week tournaments in South East Asia kicks off in Thailand next month.
Seven amateur events will be held in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam between October and August 2014, with the first in Pattaya, two hours’ drive from Bangkok, to be held from October 19-26.
The Golfasian amateur series is Asia’s first and only amateur ... Read more
Bangkok, September 03, 2013 – US PGA Professional Tony Meechai, one of Thailand’s best-known and most successful golf teachers, has been appointed an official ambassador for Golfasian, Asia’s leading dedicated inbound golf tour operator.
Tony, who was born and educated in the United States where he became the first Thai-American to complete the elite USPGA PGM (Professional Golf Management) program at New Mexico State University, returned ... Read more
Bangkok, June 18, 2013 – As international golf tourism to South-East Asia accelerates, the region’s leading dedicated golf tour operator is gearing up for its biggest year ever.
“We’re expecting double-digit growth again for the 2013/14 season,” says Golfasian founder, Mark Siegel, who is bolstering his company’s resources to meet the demand.
“Inquiries for Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Cambodia are all very strong,” he reports. “Thailand and ... Read more
Bangkok, May 9 — The international launch of Golf In A Kingdom has given further emphasis to Thailand’s status as a leader in global golf tourism.
Attended by tour operators and media from around the world, as well as Golf In A Kingdom members, the Mayor of Pattaya Khun Itthiphol Kunplome and Thai golf tourism identities, the launch event was held at Siam Country Club’s Plantation ... Read more
Bangkok, April 23 – Thailand’s emergence as a major force in global golf tourism will be further enhanced next week with the international launch of Golf In A Kingdom, a collection of the country’s best golf clubs, hotels and resorts.
Established five years ago, Golf In A Kingdom has grown to 23 members, comprising 12 top courses and 10 hotels in all major golf regions of ... Read more
Danang, Vietnam, March 27 — Is Danang the new Phuket? This is the question tourism operators on Vietnam’s Central Coast and travel experts internationally are pondering as domestic and foreign tourism to the area surges.
This week’s launch of direct Dragonair flights between Hong Kong and Danang is providing a timely further tourism boost to the region that ranks among Asia’s fastest growing and most appealing holiday ... Read more
Bangkok, February 26 — Thailand will become the world’s leading golf tourism destination within three years if current growth trends continue.
Thai golf tourism is riding on the back of a tourism explosion to the kingdom, with total foreign arrivals doubling in the past seven years to more than 22 million in 2012.
Mark Siegel, the principal of Thailand’s largest inbound golf tourism company, Golfasian, says golf ... Read more
Bangkok, December 20 — Five members of Thailand’s Golf In A Kingdom group scored a cluster of major local and regional awards at the annual Asia Pacific Golf Summit in Brunei last week. In doing so, they substantially helped Thailand being named Asia Pacific’s golf destination of the year.
Black Mountain Golf Club, Hua Hin, was voted Best Course in Thailand for the second consecutive year ... Read more
At a time when golf course development is the domain mostly of multinational companies, three Thai families are showing that an important place remains for private family investment and management in the game that is sweeping Asia.
These are far from small-time “mom-and-pop” operations. You don’t become a member of Asia’s most successful and prestigious golf destination-marketing program, Golf In A Kingdom, without solid credentials; nor ... Read more
October 2, 2013 BANGKOK, Thailand – Golfasian, the largest pure-play golf tour operator in South East Asia, announced today that it has hired Boyd Barker to serve as the company’s General Manager. The company has seen strong growth with the increase in popularity of their golf tours and services, so Barker was hired to manage the company.
Mr. Barker’s background includes 24 years of experience with ... Read more
Bangkok, September 18, 2012– Two of the top-rated golf courses on Phuket and one of Bangkok’s leading public access courses have joined Thailand’s prestigious Golf In A Kingdom destination-marketing program.
Loch Palm Golf Club and Red Mountain Golf Club, which are located next to each other in the Kathu region of Phuket, and Riverdale Golf Club in Bangkok’s northern suburbs are owned and operated by MBK ... Read more
Bangkok, August 27 — Asia’s largest and most successful golf tourism destination marketing program, Golf In A Kingdom, is expanding with the addition of three new prestige members.
The program – which promotes Thailand’s leading golf courses, hotels and resorts – now includes the Jack Nicklaus-designed Laem Chabang International Country Club near Pattaya, Suwan Golf and Country Club outside Bangkok and The Chedi, one of the ... Read more
Bangkok, July 25 — Thailand will remain Asia’s market leader in golf tourism because other countries can’t match the kingdom’s “secret weapon” – the Thai people and especially golf course caddies – according to the largest dedicated inbound golf tourism operator in the region.
Mark Siegel, whose company, Golfasian, will this year bring 6000 international golf tourists to south-east Asia, mostly to Thailand, told a group ... Read more
Chiang Mai (July 18, 2012) – If you are used to the frenetic pace of busy Bangkok, then you are definitely in for a treat when you arrive in Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand.
The fifty minute flight from Bangkok is really over before you have had time to read the guide books.
Checking into the Anantara Chiang Mai, you are welcomed into the tranquility of Chiang ... Read more
Hua Hin (June 18, 2012) – Banyan, The Resort, located in the royal town of Hua Hin made the perfect setting for Thailand golf industry leaders to join together and enjoy their exquisite hospitality. The 5-course welcome dinner prepared by the culinary experts at the Lemongrass restaurant set a scene of what was a weekend of hard talk, ideas and plans to grow Golf in ... Read more
Danang, Vietnam, June 14 — The growing attraction of Vietnam as Asia’s most exciting new golf tourism destination has been enhanced by the launch of daily Emirates flights from Dubai to Ho Chi Minh City.
The new service, which began in early June, means golf travellers from the Middle East and Europe can now easily access Vietnam’s world-class golf courses, especially the country’s top two layouts ... Read more
Danang, Vietnam, May 9, 2012 — A friendly, but earnest tussle has emerged between two courses located side by side on Vietnam’s central coast for the mantle of best golf course in Vietnam.
Last December at the Asia Pacific Golf Summit in Thailand, Montgomerie Links near Danang was named as Vietnam’s number one layout, while its neighbour, Danang Golf Club, was declared best new course in ... Read more
Premier Thai courses & luxury hotels make major showing at Asian Golf Tourism Convention
KUALA LUMPUR (April 22, 2012) – In a bid to showcase Thailand’ s premier golf courses and luxury resorts to the world’s golf tour operators, key participants of the ‘Golf in a Kingdom: The Thai Golf Experience‘ have turned out in mass at the first ever Asian Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC).
The attendees ... Read more
Bangkok, March 29, 2012 — Growth sectors in tourism – domestic and international – are hard to find these days. Business and financial uncertainty, the ongoing fallout from Europe and America’s economic woes and faltering economic growth in key markets have impacted severely on many tourism sectors and destinations around the world.
With one clear exception: golf tourism to Asia.
Led by Thailand, the world’s third most ... Read more
Bangkok, March 27, 2012 — Golfasian, South-East Asia’s leading dedicated inbound golf tour operator is expanding its involvement in Malaysia through a joint venture with Diethelm Travel Malaysia, one of the country’s most respected travel agencies.
Golfasian’s managing director, Mark Siegel, says the tie-up between the two companies will substantially increase inbound golf tourism to Malaysia.
“There is considerable potential for more foreign golfers to visit Malaysia. ... Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand, March 13, 2012 — Golfasian Co. Ltd., South-East Asia’s largest dedicated pure-play golf tour operator has reported a 68 percent increase in turnover for the 12-months ending February 2012. This industry-leading boost in golf holiday revenue is a direct consequence of growing popularity in Asian golf tourism and demonstrates the company’s superior service quality and product diversity.
Golfasian (www.golfasian.com) reported that year-on-year golf visitor ... Read more
DANANG, Vietnam (February 14, 2012) — They were the fiercest of rivals on the golf course, now three greats of the modern era of golf – Colin Montgomerie, Greg Norman and Sir Nick Faldo – have come together to promote golf tourism far from their fields of battle, in Vietnam.
With their tournament playing days virtually over, each of the trio has turned his attention to ... Read more
Bangkok, January 23 — Apart from a handful of tour pros, few golfers get the chance to turn their hobby and passion into a business, let alone make it a market leader.
Unintentionally and to his own surprise, Mark Siegel did just that. Only six years after he bought Golfasian, a fledgling Bangkok-based golf tour operator, the New York-raised entrepreneur has turned the company into the ... Read more
Bangkok, January 18 — Thailand’s prestigious Golf In A Kingdom destination-marketing program has two new resort members: Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort on the holiday island of Phuket and Veranda Resort & Spa, which operates twin properties at Cha-am near Hua Hin and at Chiang Mai in northern Thailand.
They join an elite group of golf courses and resorts throughout Thailand, the world’s third most popular ... Read more
Danang, Vietnam, December 6, 2011 — The design philosophy behind a Vietnam golf course named in November as the best new layout in Asia/Pacific could be a template for the future, according to Australian golf course architect, Harley Kruse.
Kruse, who designed the Dunes course at Danang Golf Club for Greg Norman’s golf design company, says the strategic approach, including making maximum use of the natural ... Read more
Golfasian Phuket Manager Mr. Ian Morgan today welcomed VIP guests to The Red Mountain Golf Club to celebrate the first flight from Copenhagen to Phuket.
The direct service will be three times a week and will bring many more Danish guests to play golf in Phuket.
Mr Flemming Sonne, the Area Sales Manager for TG/ Scandanavia said he hoped to bring a number of golf agents on ... Read more
Bangkok, November 18 — Like a well-weighted putt, golf tourism in Thailand is on a roll.
At its annual marketing showcase at Belek, Turkey, this week, golf tourism’s global organisation, the International Association of Golf Tourism Operators (IAGTO), named the resort city of Pattaya as Asia and Australasia’s best golf destination for 2012. Thailand itself received IAGTO’s same premier award for 2010.
Two weeks ago, at the ... Read more
Bangkok, November 9, 2011 — Only four years after it opened near Hua Hin, a popular seaside resort 200 kilometers south of Bangkok, Black Mountain Golf Club has been named the best golf course in Thailand and the best championship course in Asia/Pacific.
The awards by Asian Golf Monthly magazine were announced last week at the Asia Pacific Golf Summit in Pattaya, Thailand.
In becoming the best ... Read more
Danang, November 9, 2011 — A co-operative marketing group is being launched next week to promote Vietnam’s Central Coast as Asia’s best new golf tourism destination.
Golf Coast Vietnam – based on Vietnam’s third largest city, Danang – is spearheaded by two existing world-class golf courses that have opened between Danang and Hoi An in the past two years and a third near Hue due to ... Read more
Bangkok, November 8, 2011 – Members of the prestigious Golf In A Kingdom destination-marketing program were named the top three courses in Thailand at last week’s Asian Golf Summit in Pattaya.
Black Mountain Golf Club, Hua Hin was declared best course in Thailand and the top championship course in Asia/Pacific in the Asian Golf Monthly awards. Thai Country Club near Bangkok was named second best course ... Read more
Danang, November 7, 2011 — The Montgomerie Links near Danang on Vietnam’s Central Coast has been reaffirmed as the country’s best golf course after receiving two of Asia’s most prestigious golf awards.
In early October, Vietnam Golf Magazine named The Montgomerie Links for the second year in a row as the country’s best course. Last week, at the Asian Golf Summit in Pattaya, Thailand, the course ... Read more
Bangkok, October 27, 2011 – Golf is one of few international tourism sectors continuing to grow despite global economic uncertainty, according to the chief executive of the International Association of Golf Tourism Operators, Peter Walton.
Addressing members of Thailand’s Golf In A Kingdom destination marketing program in Bangkok this week, Mr Walton said golf tourism had recovered more quickly than other sectors since the 2008 Global ... Read more
Bangkok, October 26, 2011 – Ten years after the first Anantara resort opened – in Hua Hin – Thailand’s 10th Anantara property will appear alongside Bangkok’s River of Kings, the Chaophraya, on November 1.
Titled the Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa, the rebranded Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa, which has been the city’s only true riverside resort since it was established 17 years ago, becomes ... Read more
Bangkok, October 11, 2011 – Phuket’s largest resort, the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa on Karon Beach, is re-opening 128 of its newly refurbished deluxe-plus rooms on November 1 in time for what may be the island’s busiest high season ever.
The refurbishment project in the Andaman B wing of the 664-room resort complements last year’s upgrading of the premier beachfront Andaman A wing.
Originally opened ... Read more
Bangkok, September 27, 2011 – Thailand’s premier golf club, Thai Country Club (TCC) near Bangkok, has entered into reciprocal agreements with three international golf clubs in Asia-Pacific.
Avondale Golf Club in Sydney, Australia has joined Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Malaysia’s capital city and The Montgomerie Links at Danang, Vietnam in the reciprocal program.
General manager, T.W. Hughes, says the agreements with the international partners ... Read more
Bangkok, September 20, 2011 – Led by growth from Australia and Europe, the value of foreign golf tourism to Thailand may reach 60 billion baht or $US2 billion in 2012 for the first time.
Based on a Tourism Authority of Thailand forecast for a record 19 million inbound visitors to the kingdom next year, up to 600,000 foreign golf tourists – or three percent of the ... Read more
Bangkok, September 7, 2011– Bangkok’s newest luxury five-star hotel, The St. Regis Bangkok, has joined Golf in a Kingdom: The Thai Golf Experience, a marketing co-operative comprising Thailand’s finest golf courses, resorts and hotels.
Opened on prestigious Rajadamri Road in central Bangkok in April, The St. Regis Bangkok has quickly gained a reputation among high-end leisure and business travellers, including golf visitors. Its exquisite appointments, outstanding ... Read more
Bangkok, August 24, 2011 – It may seem like taking coals to Newcastle or selling ice-cream to the Eskimos, but Hawaiians are coming to Thailand to play golf. Just like their counterparts in Scotland, Ireland, the US mainland and the world’s other premier golf locations, Hawaiian golfers are keen to travel for new and different golfing experiences. Where better than Thailand, Asia’s premier golf destination?
A ... Read more
Oscar Odestal a 15 year old from Sweden, beat 107 adults to win the 2nd Annual Hyatt Open at Banyan Golf Club in Thailand last weekend. In Hua Hin on a family holiday, the 15-year-old phenom played Banyan GC as if it were as familiar to him as Royal Eslov and Barseback – his home courses in Sweden.
With net scores of 65 and 69 for ... Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand July 12, 2011 — Golf Tourism represents the largest sports-related travel market in the World. There are over 50 million golf tourists travelling around the world enjoying their golf vacations on some of the finest golf courses in the world. According to a survey by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thailand with its 260 golf courses, is now one of the top golf ... Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand June 9, 2011 — The 1st Thailand Team Amateur Championship will take place at Hua Hin in Thailand, from November 26th – December 3rd 2011.
This new concept is designed to give amateur golfers a chance to experience what it is like to play back to back tournaments, just like their hero’s the professional players do every week.
The Championship will take place at three ... Read more
Bangkok, Thailand May 10, 2011 — Golfing great and Captain of the European side, Seve Ballesteros, who sadly died recently in Spain, was also a great supporter of golf here in Thailand.
Seve personally wrote a letter to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand in hope of bringing all of Asia together for a team golf competition in the Kingdom. Seve asked the longest reigning ... Read more
Bangkok, Thailand April 19, 2011 — 2011 has been a wonderful year for Matteo Manassero, the Italian wonder kid, and it’s still only April.
He has already played in the States, the Middle East, Europe and in Asia, and has just broken into the World’s top 50 by winning the Maybank Malaysian Open 2011 in Kuala Lumpur.
He was one of the first pros to arrive at ... Read more
Bangkok, Thailand March 30, 2011 — A group of golf industry journalists from the United States and Europe, along with a group of Teaching Professional Golfers from the United States, are participating in a major Fam-Trip to promote ‘Golf in a Kingdom‘. The tour is taking them to some of the popular golf courses of Bangkok, Patty, Hue Him and Chiang Mai.
Mrs Juthaporn Rerngronasa, Tourism ... Read more
Bangkok, March 23, 2011 — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is to adopt a high-profile presence at the North America Golf Tourism Convention to be organised by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) between May 18 – 21, 2011, Monterey County, California.
Thailand is the only Asian country to be featured as a major sponsor of this event. With more than 100 buyers ... Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand March 01, 2011 — The average round of golf was 29 percent lower in Thailand than a similar number of clubs surveyed across six different countries, according to a recent survey.
Golf is often known as a rich man’s sport. Apart from the equipment, membership of a golf course is not only a status symbol, but it can also become a very expensive ... Read more
PHUKET, February 1, 2011 — Phuket passenger traffic smashed all previous records with 3.5 million arrivals during 2010 – or 22% growth over the previous year – with new markets such as Russia and China emerging as the major drivers of growth.
According to a latest market research report, 2010 Phuket Hotel Market Update indicates annual tourism figures soundly recovered from early political angst to hit ... Read more
PHUKET, Thailand (21 December 2010) – The Tinidee Hotel@Phuket has opened its doors on a strategic piece of real estate located equidistant from the clubhouses at Loch Palm Golf Club and Red Mountain Golf Club.
Phuket’s first dedicated golf lodge, The Tinidee Hotel@Phuket was developed by the MBK Group, owners of Red Mountain, Loch Palm and the new Riverdale Golf Club in Bangkok. All three golf ... Read more
HUA HIN, Thailand (16 November 2010) – Thailand further bolstered its reputation as the epicenter of Asian golf with the early November visit of Tiger Woods, the award of The Royal Trophy to Black Mountain Golf Club, and a haul of hardware from the region’s annual golf industry conclave.
The fifth edition of the biannual Royal Trophy, the Ryder Cup style competition pitting top touring pros ... Read more
PHUKET, Thailand – Three of Thailand’s top golf resort venues have joined the country’s high-profile marketing cooperative, Golf in a Kingdom: The Thai Golf Experience, while a fourth member course has agreed to host another Asian Tour stop in December.
Golf in a Kingdom (www.golfinakingdom.com) serves discerning golf holiday-makers by packaging top course venues with accommodations from hoteliers including Hilton, Marriott and Anantara. Starting today, with ... Read more
BANGKOK – The most recognized name in hospitality, Hilton Hotels, has joined the Thai marketing cooperative Golf in a Kingdom: The Thai Golf Experience (www.golfinakingdom.com).
As new hotel partners, Hilton properties across Thailand – in Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin and Phuket – are now preferred lodging options, along side the country’s top golf courses, in variety of stay-and-play itineraries offered and executed by tour operator Golfasian ... Read more
BANGKOK August 19, 2010 – Golfasian (www.golfasian.com) is launching a 4 event amateur golf series for 2011 for golfers from around the world. The events will be marketed and sold via Golfasian’s global network of golf tour operator partners.
As a pioneer in the golf tourism industry, Golfasian promotes the Thailand golf product to individual golfers who want the best value-for-money unique golf experiences, with personalized ... Read more
BANGKOK – Two weeks after a sense of calm and normalcy replaced political tensions on the streets of Bangkok, the Thai travel and tourism industry is pursuing a measured renewal of Asia’s most vigorous tourist market.
While the Red Shirt protests dimmed Thailand’s otherwise longstanding appeal in recent weeks, the challenge for the Thai tourist industry going forward is to help travelers distinguish between the perceived ... Read more
BANGKOK (June 7, 2010) – Leading Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia Golf Tour Operator Golfasian is now presenting golf holiday makers with the opportunity to Golf in Malaysia.
“During the recent months we have received an increasing amount of requests for Malaysia Golf Tour Packages. Given Malaysia’s beautifully designed golf courses, fascinating hotels & resorts, superb infrastructure, and friendly hospitality, we have decided to add Malaysia Golf ... Read more
Thailand’s tourism sector continues to function despite political turbulence, a brace of cancelled travel plans and worries from investors and ASEAN officials alike.
Heads of state across ASEAN called for peaceful, political solutions to the standoff, which had sputtered along for weeks before erupting on Saturday 10 April, leaving 21 dead. “The deteriorating situation in Thailand between demonstrators and government security forces in Bangkok has caused ... Read more
It had to happen and it has finally happened! The Inaugural Southeast Asia/India Golf Merchandise Exposition is a go and it will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from April 30 – May 2, 2010.
It will be the golf industry’s most powerful platform to launch new products and services. It will also be a highly targeted launch pad to reach the region’s best prospect base of ... Read more
It is official – the booming Asian golf market is set to gain another golf show – this time it is The Southeast Asia/India Golf Merchandise Exposition.
This new event is a response to the golf industry’s call to provide a single platform to serve as a showcase for everything that the industry has to offer. The show will be staged in Bangkok, Thailand from 30 ... Read more
BANGKOK (March 15, 2010) - Golfasian, the leading Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia golf tour operator, is pleased to announce an annual schedule of four tournaments per year to be held around Thailand. The tour will take in an event in Chang Mai, Hua Hin, Bangkok and Phuket. The tournaments will debut in Phuket in July 2010. This event is open to all players either travelling ... Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand – Golf and travel industry experts from Hong Kong to Malaga to London to Kuala Lumpur have singled out Thailand as Asia’s premier golf and holiday destination, several of them citing “Golf in a Kingdom: The Thai Travel Experience,” as a promotional driver behind the country’s continued primacy for golf holiday-makers originating from North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Thailand was named “Golf Destination of ... Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand – Golfasian Co. Ltd., Southeast Asia’s leading golf tour operator, has reported a 23% increase in turnover for the 12-month period ending November 2009. This boost in golf holiday traffic runs counter to the largely sluggish demand in global tourism and belies the negative travel perceptions prompted by Thailand’s ongoing political disquiet.
Moreover, Bangkok-based Golfasian (www.golfasian.com) has expanded its headquarters in the Thai capital ... Read more
BANGKOK (October 8, 2009) - Golfasian, the leading Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia golf tour operator is expanding its reach to offer a wider range of destinations and golf tours for its clients and partners. "Golfasian is the leading inbound golf tour operator for Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. In order to offer our clients a wider range of bespoke and special golf tours, we have added ... Read more
To All IGTM Atendees & IAGTO Members,
Do you want to learn more about golf in the world’s “Best Up-And-Coming Golf Destination“, Vietnam and the Ho Chi Minh Golf Trail?
Would your clients be interested in playing championship golf at the 1000 year olf site of Angkor Wat?
Are you looking for an operator who can offer you a complete range of Thailand golf services from budget tee ... Read more
BANGKOK (Reuters Life!) – Glittering temples, bargain-filled markets, stunning beaches and verdant golf courses: for an increasing number of visitors, Thailand is the ideal recession-friendly holiday destination, down to a tee.
Golf in a Kingdom VideoAt a time of global economic woes, Thailand is marketing itself as a place for good food, sun and sand traps, in the hope that more golfers will help rescue a ... Read more
With Golf in a Kingdom, premier courses and luxury hotels aim to put country on world golf map
BANGKOK (June 24, 2009) – In an bid to tell world golfers what Asian golfers already know, the golf establishment in Thailand has launched ‘Golf in a Kingdom: The Thai Golf Experience’, a cooperative itinerary that matches the country’s top courses with its most desirable hotels.
The Kingdom of ... Read more
SAIGON, Vietnam – The Ho Chi Minh Golf Trail, just a year old but already Asia’s most talked about golfing itinerary, has retained Indochina’s largest golf tour operator, Golfasian, as the Trail’s official tour operator partner.
Starting Sept. 1, visitors to www.hochiminhgolftrail.com can book their entire itineraries through Golfasian (www.golfasian.com), which last year enabled more than 3,000 golfer visits (some 860 separate parties) to Thailand, Indonesia, ... Read more
Reprinted From: Bangkok Post
September 30, 2008
Phnom Penh (dpa) – Cambodia’s efforts to attract high-end tourists by developing a world class golfing scene in the space of just a few years appears to have paid off, with a major regional golf tour company preparing to showcase the courses in Europe.
Golfasian, which is based in Thailand, said it would promote golf in Cambodia alongside neighboring Thailand and ... Read more
SAIGON, Vietnam – The Ho Chi Minh Golf Trail, just a year old but already Asia’s most talked about golfing itinerary, has retained Indochina’s largest golf tour operator, GolfAsian, as the Trail’s official tour operator partner.
Starting Sept. 1, visitors to www.hochiminhgolftrail.com can book their entire itineraries through GolfAsian (www.golfasian.com), which last year enabled and more than 3,000 golf visits to Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and ... Read more
Bangkok, Thailand September 22, 2008
Indochina’s largest dedicated golf tour operator, Golfasian will exhibit at the 2008 IGTM November 11-14, 2008 in Marbella Spain. In addition to meeting with key partners and golf agents from around the world, Golfasian will launch several golf tours at the show as well as unveil new strategic hotel and golf course partnerships. Information on these new tours, courses, and properties ... Read more
A leading provider of Thailand golf packages and tours, Golfasian, achieved 126% business growth year-to-date including providing services to 1309 golf travelers to the region. The company will more than double it’s Bangkok headquarters and has established permanent presence in all the leading Thailand golf destinations; Hua Hin, Pattaya, Phuket, and Chiang Mai. New positions have been created to further extend its leadership position.
Bangkok, Thailand ... Read more
Golf travel company’s business surges 89% and surpasses 5000 served customers. Company operations, customer service and web presence expanded to meet growing demand.
Bangkok, Thailand August 30, 2006 — Golfasian one of Thailand’s leading golf tour operators, has expanded its operations following a significant 89% increase in business over the last two years and serving the 5000th customer.
Managing Director, Mark Siegel said, “Golfasian is seeing an ... Read more