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Golfasian announces new luxury Golf Lifestyle Experience tours

BANGKOK, Thailand — Golfasian, a leading Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia golf tour operator, announced the first two of their new luxury Golf Lifestyle Experience tours. The new golf tours are aimed at the high end golf lifestyle travel market — the fastest growing segment of the golf travel industry, and allow participants to have a total golf destination experience.

Through these two tours, golfers will get to play the top championship courses in each destination, many of which are normally reserved for members only. Moreover, being part of the Golf Lifestyle Experience™ tour series allows each participant to see first hand attractions and activities through the eyes of locals revealing the best boutique resorts and sights in each destination.

“Golfasian’s extension into the outdoor lifestyle experience travel market is a natural evolution for our luxurious golf holiday packages,” said Golfasian’s Managing Director Mark Siegel. “These exciting new trips are much more than a golf vacation. They are a total exploration of golf, history and culture that opens up Thailand and Vietnam for what they really are — dynamic, cosmopolitan, cultured, affordable and safe countries. The golf is world class, the accommodations old world colonial luxurious, and the sights are exotic beyond description, and that’s only part of the allure.”

The 14 day Best of Thailand Golf Expedition covers the four top golf destinations within Thailand — Bangkok, Chiang Mai, River Kwai and Hua Hin. Seven of Thailand’s best golf courses, such as Thai country Club (site of Tiger Woods’ 1997 PGA victory), the Nicklaus designed Springfield Golf Club and the new Schmidt-Curley layout in Chiang Mai, are included in the package. Top resorts in each destination have been selected to showcase authentic Thai lifestyle, unique service, and colonial period influences. In keeping with the expedition theme, all participants will be able to experience unique soft adventure activities and explore various historical and cultural sights in each destination. These include elephant riding, tiger feeding and visit to WWII landmarks.

Each trip is limited to a maximum of 12 participants with local guide ensuring personal service throughout. An optional 5 day trip extension to Phuket is also available for those wishing to complete their Thailand Golf Expedition on this idyllic southern Thailand island.

The 15 day Vietnam Golf Trail is the second Golf Lifestyle Experience™ journey. Golfers start in the northern Vietnam capital of Hanoi, and make their way south, stopping for golf and exploration in Halong Bay, Danang, Hoi An, Dalat and Phan Thiet, before finishing in Ho Chi Minh City, the economic capital of the country and home to the widest selection of golf courses in Vietnam. All of Vietnam’s top golf courses from north to south, such as the Faldo designed Ocean Dunes golf course and award winning Dalat Palace Golf Club, are included on the golf trail package

Those golf travelers who want to re-trace the steps of the Ho Chi Minh trail, made famous during the American-Vietnam War, will take great pleasure during the stops at the famous battlefields and war sights at “China Beach”, Danang, Dalat and Chu Chi. Others who want to learn first hand about Vietnamese civilization will be fascinated by village life that will be seen during stops in and around Hanoi, Ho An and Saigon.

Each trip includes 5-star accommodations, all green fees, land and domestic air transfers, meals, private guides, taxes and service charges. Trips are scheduled in October and December 2008 with custom dates available for agents and groups.

Managing Director, Mark Siegel said, “These latest Thailand and Vietnam Golf Lifestyle Experience™ packages are the most unique and service oriented products available. Feedback from the initial trips has been excellent with clients commenting favorably about their experiences. We are glad to bring these exotic golf destinations to the discerning golf traveler.”

Speaking about Golfasian’s service, Mr. Charles Tan Gooi Teen of Singapore, a recent golf traveler and Golfasian client

said, “Firstly, I would like to thank all concerned for the prompt replies and itinerary flexibility. Your travel consultants, drivers, guides are informative, punctual, accommodating and know the country well. My colleagues and I were very impressed with the golf courses and I recommend Golfasian to all golf travelers. Congratulations Golfasian for the great service.”

About Golfasian:

Golfasian maintains its head office in Bangkok, Thailand and has served 6775 satisfied golfers since being established in 1997. The company has been recognized as the leading golf tour operator in Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia and specializes in luxurious golf vacation tours. Selecting the finest hotels and top championship courses ensures their clients have the best possible golf holiday experience. Golfasian has operations in all of the main golf tourist centers in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.