Thailand tees off tourism
Tourism Authority of Thailand recently launched a Thai Golf Passport in the presence of travel professionals from the industry to offer golfers an enticing golf experience in Thailand.
The Thai Golf Passport was launched in New Delhi by Isra Stapanaseth, Director, Tourism Authority of Thailand, New Delhi Office, Vani
Kapoor, leading Indian lady professional golfer, Gajendar Panwar, Vice President, Indian Golf Travel Association, Rohan Prakash, Associate Vice President, Cox & Kings, and Prashant Singh, General Manager, Callaway Golf India, among other travel professionals from the trade.
“While Thailand is an amazing destination, India is the leading market for us. Keeping this in mind and to provide value added services, we have launched Thai Golf Passport in association with SLW Golf Management. This will help golfers to enjoy the sport in their favourite destination and help us in connecting with the golfing fraternity in India,” said Stapanaseth. The initiative will also keep the golfers here updated on new golf venues, special offers and various events. A number of quality service providers like Thai Airways, Cox & Kings, Callaway and a number of golf courses, resorts and hotels have come together to partner this initiative, he added.
To add value to this offering, SLW, a leading golf management company, has launched the first-ever loyalty programme for any country. “Thai Golf Passport has been launched in India to offer Indian golfers a seamless golf experience in Thailand,” said Anil Dev, Managing Director, SLW.
Outbound from India to Thailand is around 1.2 million. There has been an increase of 18 per cent in 2017 compared to 2016. In a bid to enhance air connectivity between India and Thailand, Tier-II cities like Chandigarh, Bhubaneswar and Delhi have already added more flights. Thai AirAsia will commence Bhubaneswar service from March 2018.