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Golfasian expands operations

8.20am 21st September 2007 - Travel

A leading provider of Thailand golf packages and tours, Golfasian, has achieved 126% business growth year-to-date including providing services to 1,309 golf travellers to the region. The company will more than double its Bangkok headquarters and has established a permanent presence in all the leading Thailand golf destinations; Hua Hin, Pattaya, Phuket, and Chiang Mai. New positions have been created to extend its leadership position further.

Managing director, Mark Siegel said, “In addition to the record growth achieved from the normal travel season, I am very pleased that we are also seeing strong new orders for the traditionally slower summer months, which indicates that the Thailand golf travel market is becoming year round. This facilitates our planning and growth as we have been able to avoid the cyclical nature facing most other Thailand travel providers.”

Mr. Siegel went on to say, “Golfasian’s increased business has been achieved through new agency agreements, establishment of additional value added services, and implementation of industry leading customer service and quality operations initiatives.

“Golfasian’s major gain in business demonstrates our commitment to the success of our client’s Thailand golf holidays, as well as providing high value golf tours to all Thailand golfing destinations. Our continued introduction of one-of-a-kind products and services and the strong support of our customers have been instrumental in this advancement.”

The company is now offering a range of services to the worldwide golf travel market; including more than 65 championship golf courses, 22 packaged tours covering nine destinations, and multi-city customized golf itineraries with optional excursions.

The company believes that more and more people are now using the internet to plan their own vacations and this can be seen in traffic on the company’s web site, up 192% in June 2007 as compared to one year ago.

Golfasian has been actively promoting greater international awareness of Thailand as a golfing destination, particularly in the United States, Europe, South Africa, and Australia. Tips and helpful visitor information on golfing in Thailand are offered on the Golfasian web site and have also been featured in the several other online and offline publications.

Golfasian maintains contact with 8,000 golfers and agents worldwide and has serviced over 6,500 golfing visitors to Thailand. The company expects that this number will grow by more than 80% over the next 3 years as new golf resorts open and Thailand grows as a major worldwide golfing destination. The company plans continued investment to remain a premier provider of high quality golf holidays in Thailand and remain one of the drivers in the growing Thailand golf travel market.

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