Khiri Travel Thailand has announced that it is
to start promoting golf itineraries in Thailand, but will only
usie courses that try to help the environment and the community.
The initiative has been made possible by a partnership between
Khiri Travel Thailand and Business Golf Thailand (BGT), founded by
Professional Golf Association player Karl Hans, a 25-year PGA golf
professional who's been based in Thailand for five years.
BGT will handle all aspects of the golf, while Khiri
will combine the golf element with creative and personalized
travel experiences. Both will ensure that the golf courses used
have a proven track record of social and environmental
Business Golf Thailand and Graham Read, Khiri's
Sustainability and Responsible Tourism Manager, are currently
assessing golf courses based on CSR criteria. These include
educational and training opportunities for staff, use of local
products, energy saving devices, systems to reduce water
consumption, measures to protect biodiversity around the course,
reduced use of fertilizers and pesticides, and a general
commitment to CSR practices and charitable causes.
"We aim to deliver high quality golf tours for
caring golfers," said Karl Hans. "The partnership with Khiri will
create value-added golf experiences that appeal to leisure,
incentive and FIT market segments who believe that tourism, and
even golf tourism, can be a force for good."
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