Monday, February 27, 2006

Empire promotes Brunei as golfing destination

The Empire Hotel & Country Club welcomed a group comprising Senior Management from seven golf operators in Indonesia recently. The group was on a familiarisation trip to Brunei to have a first-hand experience of the Sultanate in order to promote it as an exciting golfing destination, a press release from The Empire Hotel & Country Club stated.

The group was headed by Mr Balachandran C, Country Manager from Royal Brunei Airlines based in Indonesia with representatives from Shilla Tour, Rotama Tour, Monas Tours and Travel, Aerogolf, Birdi Tour and Graha Wisata.

The visitors were welcomed on arrival at The Empire Hotel by the hotel's Sales Manager, Olivia Teo.

They later enjoyed a tour of the hotel and had the opportunity to experience a round of golf at the hotel's stunning floodlit 18-hole championship Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course.

While in Brunei, they also visited key tourist attractions as well as Royal Brunei Golf & Country Club in order to learn more about Brunei and golf in Brunei to effectively promote the country as an ideal golfing destination to the Indonesian market.

"The Empire Hotel & Country Club's golf course is a truly outstanding course. We will definitely promote it to our clients especially as an ideal course for golf tournaments," said Danny Limarga of Shilla Tour.

The Empire Hotel & Country Club recognises the importance and potential of leisure tourism from the Indonesian market and with Royal Brunei Airlines direct flights to Indonesia five times a week, it is hoped that through efforts such as this familiarisation trip, more from Indonesia will venture to Brunei for holidays.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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