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Golfers can tee off in Thailand with Silk Holidays' newest packages

Golfers can tee off in Thailand with Silk Holidays' newest packages
Alpine Golf Resort Chiang Mai, one of several courses offered in Silk Holidays’ Thailand golf packages.

With a recent surge of interest in Thailand as a golf destination, Silk Holidays is offering a selection of Golf in Thailand packages, featuring several of the country’s top courses for Canadian golfers looking for a new challenge.

The packages, available for departures into October 2020, feature a variety of Thailand destinations, including Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai; Koh Samui & Phuket; and Bangkok & Hua Hin. Each package includes airfare, accommodations, daily breakfast, rounds of golf, sightseeing tours, caddie and golf cart.

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According to Kenny Fan, Silk Holidays’ assistant manager of sales and marketing, the packages allow travellers to combine a golf getaway with a beach escape and a culturally-immersive trip, providing several experiences in one vacation.

“Golf in Thailand is back on the map for many leisure Canadian golfers,” Fan said, citing the growing number of golf championships (and championship-standard courses) in the recent growth of Thailand’s golf market. “From the moment you step out of your VIP transfer to the moment you leave the course, the caddies are there to ensure you have a five-star experience. Golf courses in Thailand are also kept to five-star international standards and all of this is offered at prices which are far lower than what a round of golf at a similar course would cost in North America!”

For agents

Fan said that travel agents can earn a 10 per cent commission on Golf In Thailand packages, adding that customizable golf packages can also be arranged. A 24-hour helpline for golfers is also available, Fan said.

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