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Tourism New Zealand hopes golf will attract higher spending visitors

Tourism New Zealand is hoping to double the number of international tourists who come here to play golf as part of a new strategy to attract higher spending visitors.

Seychelles swings into golf tourism marketing in China

The mid-ocean islands of the Seychelles has many unique selling points, and one that has not been pushed is golf holidays, yet the Lemuria Resort of Praslin in the Seychelles has one world-class desig

New initiatives unveiled at the International Golf Travel Market

PORTUGAL (eTN) - A new partnership between the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) and the Golf Environmental Organization (GEO) was announced during the 15th edition of the Inter

Golf tourism shows its resilience

BANGKOK, Thailand - 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 T

Thailand golf tourism heads towards $2 Billion

BANGKOK, Thailand - 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.

Bad news for traveling golfers

New research from Purple Parking, which provides parking at UK’s Heathrow Airport, has revealed that many of the major airlines have hiked up the price of transporting golf equipment.

Tourism Ireland aims to capitalize on McIlroy’s US Open win

Tourism Ireland has announced a €2.2m golf tourism campaign aimed at capitalizing on Rory McIlroy’s US Open victory at Congressional.

Tourism scheme to attract golfers to Scotland a success

A government scheme to attract golf tourists to Scotland has been hailed as a success following a record number of inquiries this year.

Crystal announces golf theme on Hawaiian cruise

Hong Kong – In a real “hole-in-one” for golf fans, Crystal Cruises is adding a golf theme to its 12/21-1/4 Hawaiian holiday sailing.

India aims to become golf tourism destination

India’s tourism ministry is making efforts to position India as a golfing destination, Minister of Culture Kumari Selja said on Friday at a workshop in New Delhi.

Destination news: Kenya adds golf to list of tourism attractions

(eTN) A number of championship golf courses across Kenya, several of them within or just outside the country’s capital city of Nairobi, have prompted added promotional activities to attract golfers

Zimbabwe’s Leopard changing its spots

(eTN) The refurbishment exercise currently underway at Leopard Rock Hotel and its PGA championship golf course in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe is nearing completion.

Tourism campaign to draw golfers to Scotland

A campaign to entice golfers to Scotland from across the world has been launched by the country's tourism body.

Israel wants its share of golf tourism

Is Israel on its way to becoming a golf empire? According to the Tourism Ministry and the Israel Land Administration the answer is yes.

Tourism Ireland strengthens business team

Tourism Ireland has strengthened its business and sports tourism team with the appointment of Caroline Mulligan.

Thai tourism has a new face

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Confronted by a sharp slump in tourist arrivals, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is stepping up its communication efforts to regain its position as a leading tourist

Tourism this week in Latin America

ARGENTINA Golf grows as Argentinean tourist attractiveness

Faiz aims for career boost at Brunei Open

Brunei’s Faiz Damit will be hoping to get his professional career off to a flying start when the Brunei Open 2009 begins at the Empire Golf and Country Club from July 30 to August 2.

Duo looks forward to Brunei

Former winners Wang Ter-chang of Chinese Taipei and Australian Terry Pilkadaris will aim to relive their past success at the Brunei Open from July 30 to August 2.

Kulacz ready to relive magical shot at Brunei Open

Australian rising star Rick Kulacz can’t wait to defend his title at the Brunei Open later this month.

Thirsty Cyprus looks to golf to rescue tourism

NICOSIA — Cyprus turns into near desert in the summer and is counting on desalination to provide green fairways for golfers and save the country's troubled tourism industry.

Thongchai takes aim at Singha Thailand Open

History-maker Thongchai Jaidee wants to add the Singha Thailand Open title to his long list of achievements that have seen him crowned the country’s most successful player.

Chinese travel industry to promote Taiwan golf tour packages

Taipei - More than 50 representatives of the Chinese travel industry will visit golf courses around Taiwan during the upcoming Cross-Strait Travel Industry Forum slated for Feb.

Dominican Republic named ‘Golf Destination of the Year’

The Dominican Republic (DR) was named the "Golf Destination of the Year for the Caribbean and Latin America" by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO).

Cambodian golf courses aim to hit tourists

Phnom Penh - 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 compan

Golden Beach Hotels promotes leisure and golf in Ghana

The management of Golden Beach Hotels, parent company of La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra, Elmina Beach Resort in Elmina near Cape Coast and Busua Beach Resort as part of its policy of promoting lei

Asian tour stars to light up Brunei Open

The Empire Hotel & Country Club, JERUDONG, Brunei (August 19, 2008) - An array of Asian Tour stars led by defending champion Lin Wen-tang of Chinese Taipei will be shooting for glory at the Brunei Ope

Brunei tourism goes tactical

As part of a promotional push by Brunei Tourism and its industry partners, the National Tourism Organization of Brunei Darussalam is introducing a series of tactical promotions targeted at short-haul

Dominican Republic’s East Coast ignites as the “it” destination for golf

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic - With over $6.5 billion in new mega-resort developments covering a combined 33,000 acres, the Dominican Republic's (DR) East Coast has indelibly transformed into the quintessential destination for golf.

Cuba plans luxury golf resort to boost economy

It is the island of which Ernest Hemingway once wrote: “It not only looks wonderful, it is wonderful.” It is famed around the world for its unspoilt beaches, the rhythm of its music, its staunchly communist regime and its political stand-off with the United States.