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 Marriott International and Minor Hotels and Resorts in both the United States and Asia. Most recently, he served as Group Director of Hotel Openings and Operations for Anantara Hotels and Resorts based in Bangkok Thailand.
He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Mr. Barker has a passion for travel and including long successful record for developing business in the travel industry. Barker will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s business and driving the success of the organization as it continues to expand.
Managing Director, Mark Siegel said, “I am very excited to announce this hiring. Boyd’s extensive experience with and comprehensive understanding of the travel industry is a tremendous addition to Golfasian. I know he will be successful in facilitating our growth and welcome him to the Golfasian team.”
In another appointment the company announced Mr. Suratat (Amp) Aramrittikul was hired as the Operations Manager. Amamrittikul will be responsible for ensuring the highest level of client satisfaction including managing all the on-the-ground operations of the company. Mr. Aramrittikul has an extensive background in the travel industry including operations, product development and customer relations. Most recently he was responsible for arranging the overseas trips for numerous Thai dignitaries and VIP’s.
Managing Director, Mark Siegel said, “Khun Amp’s experience and understanding of customer service in the travel industry is unmatched. He will help insure all of our clients have memorable golfing experiences and that Golfasian remains an industry service leader for many years to come.”
Golfasian is a leading golf tour operator and offers tours to the widest range of destinations throughout South East Asia. Having served over 53,466 golf travelers Golfasian is one of the most experienced and fastest growing golf tour operators. The company offers wholesale golf tours with industry leading services at favorable rates to overseas partners as well as retail tours to end golfers looking for authentic golf experiences. With headquarters located in Bangkok, the company has subsidiaries in Vietnam (Golfasian Vietnam) and also maintains offices in Hua Hin, Phuket, and Chiang Mai as well as representatives in Pattaya, Siem Reap, Malaysia, Bali, Laos, and Myanmar.
For more information about Golfasian, please visit www.golfasian.com.