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Themed holidays fast becoming the preferred option for Australian travellers

Themed holidays are fast becoming a major trend for holidaymakers seeking all the sights of a destination within a short timeframe by following planned travel itineraries.

Go Golfing Travel, a specialist in domestic and international tours and holidays for amateur golfers has recognised the shift and has added non-golf personalised hosted tours as part of its portfolio.

Go Golfing Travel managing director Peter McCarthy says the company’s reputation as a one-stop shop for golf holidays made it easy for Go Golfing Travel to branch out and offer broader travel packages.

“We have had over 20 years experience in providing complete golf tour packages that include all holiday accommodation, golf, transfers, flights and car hire,” Mr McCarthy says.

“Drawing from this experience we have designed themed group tours where customers pay for all-round packages that not only have exciting itineraries but also every other aspect of the holiday covered.”

“Our inaugural Vietnam cooking tour is the first of many non-golf tours we have planned and it will be personally hosted by Go Golfing travel staff from 7-16 October this year.”

Mr McCarthy says during the nine-day tour, travellers will participate in three Vietnamese gourmet cooking experiences.

“Clients will partake in cooking classes at Tinh Gia Vien House Restaurant with Ms Ton Nu Ha, Red Bridge Cooking School and Saigon Culinary Art Centre,” Mr McCarthy says.

“The Vietnam Gourmet Cooking Tour travels through several exquisite regions of Vietnam where people will discover the range of flavours from each region.”

“The trip offers opportunities to mix with the locals, learn the cooking techniques of Vietnam and receive tips on authentic cooking as well as learning new recipes.

“Getting amongst the culture at the local markets will allow for tour members to interact with the locals while purchasing cooking ingredients at market stalls.”

Mr McCarthy says Go Golfing Travel’s manager Rebecca Barnett will be hosting the tour in October.

“Rebecca already has a sense of the locations and culture after travelling to Vietnam herself in 2005,” Mr McCarthy says.

“She travelled by over night bus and train from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi for two weeks backpacking, and stopped off at costal towns along the way.

“During her trip she explored the Cu Chi tunnels, had mud baths in Nha Trang and had a traditional Vietnamese outfit made for her by tailors in Hoi An.”

“Travellers accompanying Rebecca on the tour will get more than just a taste of Vietnamese foods during their trip.”

Whether it is through golf or non-golf tours, Go Golfing Travel continues to explore all corners of the globe with new destinations and tours for travellers to see the most popular tourist attractions and golfing venues.

The 2013 tour calendar introduces a Castles and Kilts tour with itineraries for Scotland and Ireland including the Military Tattoo.

Go Golfing Travel provided golf and travel solutions to over 10,000 clients in 2010 and is widely regarded as the premier golf travel company by the Australian golf community.

The company is renowned for running Australia’s biggest amateur golfing tournament, The Mitsubishi World Masters Golf Championships each year on the Gold Coast for the past 17 years.

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About Go Golfing

Go Golfing is an Australian-based company specialising in events, tours and holidays for amateur golfers. Go Golfing and partner travel group, Go Golfing Travel provided golf and travel solutions to over 10,000 clients in 2010 and is widely regarded as the premier golf travel company by the Australian golf community. Backed by family values and uncompromising service, Go Golfing has enjoyed tremendous growth in its business portfolio. The Go Golfing brand is made up of five divisions which include tournaments, domestic and international hosted tours, golf holidays, golf schools and the recently launched leisure travel agency. The company also manages a membership program, comprising of more then 4,000 members, with benefits that include discounts on various Go Golfing tournaments, tours, green frees, equipment, golf lessons, and more. Go Golfing is a one-stop-shop for all golf and leisure travellers.