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Chaka Travel expands sales team to cope with growing demand for Middle Eastern holidays

1.07pm 28th February 2019 - Travel

Specialist golf travel agency Chaka Travel, which boasts 24 years of experience in selling luxury packages to destinations such as Mauritius and South Africa, has recently expanded its portfolio in the Middle East.

Following the development of a number of new championship golf courses and luxury hotels all over the region, Chaka Travel has appointed a new member of staff, former tour professional Richard Mason, to look after this growing section of the company’s business.

Chaka Travel’s Managing Director Mark Marais, said: ‘’We’re delighted to announce the addition of Richard into the Chaka Travel team. He brings a wealth of experience from the Middle East to us and we’re excited for our future developments within the region.’’

Richard Mason

London-based Mason, who enjoyed stints on the PGA EuroPro Tour, has also plenty of travel industry experience, having worked within various leading resort and travel chains both internationally and within the UK.

Speaking about his new role, Mason said: ‘’I’m delighted to join Mark and the team at Chaka Travel. Their drive to offer the very best service and excellence in luxury golf travel is evident and something that matches my own work ethic. I’ve spent the past four years heading up the inbound sports travel division at a leading destination management company based in Dubai, and this provided me with some amazing insight into the world of Middle East golf travel, and given me the personal experience to help consumers get the very best out of their golf holidays.”
He added: “Whether it be Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Oman, or further afield, I am excited to compliment the vast experience at Chaka Travel to create the very best value and experience, by adding those unique aspects to the trip that only a local to the destination would know to explore.’’

The magical surroundings of the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, home to the Desert Classic; the stunning coral reefs of Oman, home to Al Mouj golf, or the superb seaside course at Saadiyat Beach in Abu Dhabi, are just a few of the regions gems that are waiting to be discovered with Chaka Travel.

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