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MVA, partners host golf media and agents in Marianas

(MVA) — To further promote the Marianas as a premiere golf destination, the Marianas Visitors Authority paired up with HK Express and Century Tours to host a familiarization tour for golf media and agents on Aug. 8-12, 2019, in Saipan.

Eight participants from China and Hong Kong joined the prestigious tournament, including representatives from Golf 007, TM Golf, Golf Song of Joy, Rightway Tours Ltd, H.C. Patterson & Co., Ltd, Stanley Travel, Greenice Tours Ltd, and Enterprise Travel Service Ltd. The tour was highlighted by the group’s participation in the 2019 Governor’s Tournament of Champions on Aug. 10-11, 2019.

Golf media and travel agents from China and Hong Kong visit Bird Island on Aug. 11, 2019 as part of their familiarization tour.  The tour was jointly hosted by the Marianas Visitors Authority, HK Express, and Century Tours. Golf media and travel agents from China and Hong Kong visit Bird Island on Aug. 11, 2019 as part of their familiarization tour. The tour was jointly hosted by the Marianas Visitors Authority, HK Express, and Century Tours.

Marianas Visitors Authority Managing Director Priscilla M. Iakopo, center in red, joins representatives of HK Express and Century Tours at LaoLao Bay Golf & Resort on Aug. 11, 2019, in welcoming golf media and travel agents from China and Hong Kong who conducted a familiarization tour in the Marianas. The tour group also joined the Governor’s Tournament of Champions golf event on Aug. 10-11, 2019.  MVA photosMarianas Visitors Authority Managing Director Priscilla M. Iakopo, center in red, joins representatives of HK Express and Century Tours at LaoLao Bay Golf & Resort on Aug. 11, 2019, in welcoming golf media and travel agents from China and Hong Kong who conducted a familiarization tour in the Marianas. The tour group also joined the Governor’s Tournament of Champions golf event on Aug. 10-11, 2019. MVA photos

“The participants highly commended LaoLao Bay Golf & Resort for its beautiful scenery and excellent golf course,” said MVA marketing manager Thomas Kim. “They also expressed belief that, based on what they saw and experienced in Saipan, there is a lot of potential to attract more golf visitors to the Marianas.”

During the familiarization trip, the group conducted site inspections of Kingfisher Golf Links, Kensington Hotel Saipan, T Galleria by DFS, and Fiesta Resort & Spa, where they stayed during the tour. The tour members also experienced other activities to help them better promote the Marianas, including a UTV tour, shopping at ARC, and dining at Rufina Tropicals, Hard Rock Café Saipan, Fiesta Resort & Spa cultural dinner show, and Ladder Beach Restaurant. Iconic sites including Bird Island, Mt. Tapochao, Banzai Cliff, Last Command Post, San Juan Beach, and Santa Lourdes Shrine were also visited.