0 Malaysia Awarded The Golf Destination Of The Year 2008

The International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) has honoured Malaysia with the prestigious '2008 Asia and Australasia Golf Destination of the Year' award. The award ceremony took place during the 2007 annual awards gala dinner held in Cancun, Mexico, on 6 December 2007.

The award is a significant recognition of Tourism Malaysia's accomplishment in promoting Malaysia as a premier golf paradise. Last year, Malaysia hosted over 350,000 golfers - for a country with a total land area of only 330,000 sq.km, it has over 210 golf courses, a huge number relative to its size. Malaysia is blessed with a diverse landscape and has the opportunity to build golf courses in the cool highlands, by the beach, nestled in the lush jungle or surrounded by gleaming skyscrapers. These beautiful courses are designed by pros and offer the latest in luxury amenities.

IAGTO is the global trade organisation for the golf industry, comprising more than 1,040 companies from 73 countries, including 320 specialist golf tour operators in 45 countries. The award also serves to inspire private and public sector organisations to work closely together in the development and promotion of new and existing golf destinations.

For more information on golfing in Malaysia, please visit www.tourismmalaysia.gov.my. Or call Tourism Malaysia in London on 020 7930 7932 or email info@tourismmalaysia.co.uk

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