'Golf in a Kingdom: The Thailand Golf Experience' Offers Golfers in the U.S. & Canada First-Class Thailand Golf Courses and Resorts
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 24, 2009
‘Golf in a Kingdom: The Thailand Golf Experience’ a cooperative initiative between the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Golfasian, and eight of Thailand’s first-class golf courses and nine luxury resorts, concentrates on reaching out to golfers in the United States and Canada in their campaign. This partnership hopes to increase golf travel to Thailand by providing a high quality golf holiday experience at affordable prices.
Thailand offers golfers verdant courses – with amazing views of white sandy beachfronts, peaceful temples, and dense highlands – and can be played 365 days a year due to pleasant year-round temperatures. I think golfers in North America have an inkling that golf is played in Thailand; Europeans have slightly more of an inkling, but I don’t think golfers on either continent fully realize that this is a country with more than 250 courses, many of them as good as you’ll find anywhere in the world, said Mark Siegel, president of Bangkok-based golf tour operator Golfasian. ‘Golf in a Kingdom: The Thailand Golf Experience’ is jumping on this opportunity to reach the 31 million North American golfers, in order to see growth in Thailand golf travel bookings.
We believe the Thai golf holiday experience benefits from the same bedrock values that have recommended Thailand to all travelers for years: quality and value, said Mrs. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing. Three resorts participating with ‘Golf in a Kingdom’ recently received awards from Asian Golf Monthly, the region’s top golf publication, at the Asia-Pacific Golf Summit held in October. The Banyan Golf Club in Hua Hin, the Plantation Course at Siam Country Club in Pattaya, and the Thai Country Club in Bangkok were awarded the coveted Best New Course award, Best Maintained Course award, and Best Clubhouse award respectively, in the Asia-Pacific categories. In addition to these honors, Thailand was given the no. 2 spot for Best-Value Destination in the world by Lonely Planet, in its Best in Travel 2010 guide.
Apart from the excellent golf experience visitors will receive, ‘Golf in a Kingdom’ also provides five star luxury resorts including Anantara Resort Golden Triangle in Chiang Rai, Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa, and Anantara Koh Samui. With tropical climate all year, ‘Golf in a Kingdom’ is hoping to see an increase in Thailand golf travel booking this winter season, as these months offer less attractive golfing conditions in the United States and Canada.
About the Tourism Authority of Thailand
The Tourism Authority of Thailand was established in 1960 by the Royal Thai Government to be specifically responsible for tourism promotion. In 1965, TAT opened its first overseas office in New York. Since then, TAT has established 21 offices in different parts of the world including the Los Angeles office. TAT aims to provide the best Thailand traveling information to the public and media members as well as work closely with our travel partners to develop new deals and packages.