Flying from Japan, India or other countries in the region, it’s not uncommon to see massive golf bags being claimed in oversized luggage areas by tourists flying in for a weekend of golf in Thailand or Malaysia.
These are the travellers who prompted the American entrepreneur Mark Siegel to buy the Bangkok-based golf tour specialist Golfasian Co Ltd eight years ago. The business has kept growing every year despite political instability, natural disasters and other concerns.
“Now is a good time to be involved in the golf industry in Asia because more people are entering the sport, more golf courses are being built and more tourists are arriving,” says Mr Siegel.
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