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The North American Golf Tour Operators’ Alliance Experiences A Taste of Northern Scotland

Darien, CT (May 15, 2013) – As a prelude to the 2014 Ryder Cup (September 26-28) at Gleneagles, Scotland, a group of North America’s leading golf tour operators journeyed to the Home of Golf to experience some of the best golf properties in Northern Scotland.

Known worldwide for its historic links courses, Scotland is consistently one of the most requested foreign destinations for golf travelers. Now, with the USA and European Ryder Cup Teams scheduled to compete next year, there is a high level of interest to experience this corner of the globe where the game has flourished for centuries.

“With the addition of Trump International and Castle Stuart, along with the classics like Royal Dornoch and Royal Aberdeen, the northern region of Scotland may be the best links golf destination anywhere on the planet,” says Jason Scarth, of Britannia Golf.

To assist in enlightening their North American golf travel clients, NAGTOA representatives were hosted by Visit Scotland, Highland Golf Links and a number of quality properties as they toured the countryside courtesy of St. Andrews Executive Travel coach.

The line-up of courses played included: Alisa Course (Turnberry); Machrihanish Dunes; Machrihanish Old; Royal Dornoch GC; Castle Stuart GC; Nairn GC; Royal Aberdeen GC; and the latest links on the Scottish landscape at Trump International GL.

Luxury accommodations were provided by: Turnberry Resort; Ugadale Hotel & Cottages (Machrihanish); Crowne Plaza Glasgow; Kingsmills Hotel and Culloden House (Inverness); Meldrum House (Aberdeenshire); Marcliff Hotel & Spa (Aberdeen); and Channings Edinburgh.

As the Scottish stage prepares for next year’s international golf competition, NAGTOA will be continuing to send golfers on a pilgrimage that will create memories forever.

About North American Golf Tour Operators’ Alliance

The North American Golf Tour Operators’ Alliance (www.nagtoa.com) is a group of USA and Canada-based tour operators who are actively involved in the business of arranging golf tour packages to destinations outside of North America, notably the UK, Ireland, Spain and Portugal. The purpose of NAGTOA is to be a platform to create a unified voice on behalf of North American Golf Tour Operators that will be mutually beneficial to all of its members, promote members’ products to consumers and serve as an advocate to destinations and vendors (Tourist Boards, golf courses, etc.).

MEDIA CONTACT:
Robert Kaufman
(415) 350-0724
rkaufman717@gmail.com

The North American Golf Tour Operators’ Alliance Visits Ryder Cup Host Country of New Zealand

Darien, CT (May 10, 2012) – A 10-member delegation from the North American Golf Tour Operators’ Alliance visited New Zealand to discover one of the best-kept secrets in the world of golf travel.

Located in the Southern Hemisphere, this geographically diverse country with two small islands in the Pacific, both roughly the size of Colorado, provides a broad range of landscapes as the foundation for a multitude of world-class golf courses.

“From the Bay of Islands and Kauri Cliffs to Jacks Point in Queenstown, what an incredible experience to play golf in New Zealand. Throughout the North and South Islands, I was in awe of this magnificent country and all that it has to offer,” says Ann Mabry of Premier Golf. “The courses, accommodations, cuisine, wineries and sightseeing offer a complete package I would be quick to recommend to any international golf traveler.”

Representatives from NAGTOA were transported across the international dateline, courtesy of Air New Zealand, to experience their 10-day adventure hosted by Tourism New Zealand and accommodations, from a private home to five-star resorts, provided by Eagle’s Nest, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Millbrook Resort, Hilton Lake Taupo, Dunalistair House, Sofitel Queenstown and night aboard Island Escape Cruises.

Included among the marquee courses played in the North Island were Kauri Cliffs, Kinloch GC, Wairakei GC, and Cape Kidnappers, along with The Hills and Jacks Point in the South Island.

New Zealand ranks as one of the world’s top golf destinations with superb facilities and breathtaking scenery making it a backdrop for a golf tour experience of a lifetime.

About North American Golf Tour Operators’ Alliance

The North American Golf Tour Operators’ Alliance (www.nagtoa.com) is a group of USA and Canada-based tour operators who are actively involved in the business of arranging golf tour packages to destinations outside of North America, notably the UK, Ireland, Spain and Portugal. The purpose of NAGTOA is to be a platform to create a unified voice on behalf of North American Golf Tour Operators that will be mutually beneficial to all of its members, promote members’ products to consumers and serve as an advocate to destinations and vendors (Tourist Boards, golf courses, etc.).

MEDIA CONTACT:
Robert Kaufman
(415) 350-0724
rkaufman717@gmail.com

The North American Golf Tour Operators’ Alliance Expands It Horizons To Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Darien, CT (February 10, 2011) – In their quest to discover new golf destinations for their well-traveled customers, the North American Golf Tour Operators’ Alliance (NAGTOA) visited Dubai and Abu Dhabi. With some of the world’s best new courses built in recent years, Dubai and Abu Dhabi offer a complete golf vacation for players of all skill levels.

“To experience a completely unique area of the world, travel to Dubai and Abu Dhabi,” says Graham Spears from Sterling Golf Tours. “The golf is outstanding but the real draw is the amazing transformation of this piece of the desert to bustling financial, commercial, cultural, and government centers. Nothing is less than 5-Star, including hotels, restaurants, entertainment options, services and golf.”

Traveling on the comfort of Emirates Airlines and its impressive A380, the ten-day trip hosted by the Dubai Department of Tourism/U.S. to this corner of the world gave the golf specialists an opportunity to experience a wide sampling of the courses designed by the some of the biggest names in golf. Included in the mix were: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club (Karl Litten/Thomas Bjorn); Emirates GC (Nick Faldo); Badia GC (Robert Trent Jones, Jr.); Jebel Ali Resort (Peter Haaradine); Jumeirah Golf Estates (Greg Norman) and Yas Links (Kyle Phillips).

World-class accommodations hosting NAGTOA members included: Park Hyatt Hotel; The Address Dubai Marina; InterContinental Dubai Festival City; Yas Island Rotana; Meydan Hotel; Jebel Ali Golf Resort; Dubai Ibn Battuta Hotel; and Le Meridien

Off the course there is no shortage of activities. From enjoying the world’s largest indoor theme park, world-class thoroughbred racing, shopping in the souks to desert jeep safaris, there is something for everyone that makes Dubai and Abu Dhabi a feast for the senses.

About North American Golf Tour Operators’ Alliance
The North American Golf Tour Operators’ Alliance (www.nagtoa.com) is a group of USA and Canada-based tour operators who are actively involved in the business of arranging golf tour packages to destinations outside of North America, notably the UK, Ireland, Spain and Portugal. The purpose of NAGTOA is to be a platform to create a unified voice on behalf of North American Golf Tour Operators that will be mutually beneficial to all of its members, promote members’ products to consumers and serve as an advocate to destinations and vendors (Tourist Boards, golf courses, etc.).

MEDIA CONTACT:
Robert Kaufman
(415) 350-0724
rkaufman717@gmail.com
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