It follows on from the success of last year’s inaugural tournament, which saw around 70 local and international players take part in the 5-day friendly tournament, with close to 100 expected this year.
“Our inaugural Golf Classic in May 2014 attracted DAE members from as far as Perth to take part in the unique friendly competition, which is fantastic for the Taupo region,” said DAE’s Regional Manager, Australia New Zealand, Gary Fog.
“We’re bringing back the 9-hole format, which proved to be extremely popular with the players last year, as well as introducing an 18-hole Ambrose on Sunday to kick things off.
“Importantly, the 9-hole format allows plenty of time to soak up everything else on offer around the local Taupo area, including lake and river cruises, fishing, glass blowing, and other activities.
“This style of competition week gives people a reason to travel – benefiting the Taupo region and our members, who get to experience something different while on holiday.”
The peak timeshare industry body, the New Zealand Holiday Ownership Council (NZHOC), has again put its support behind the DAE Golf Classic.
“The timeshare industry contributes over $10 million in expenditure by resorts and guests to the Taupo region annually,” said NZHOC Chairman, Martyn Rix.
“It is events and experiences like the DAE Golf Classic that drive further engagement of timeshare owners and keep occupancy levels of timeshare resorts up near an average of 90%* year round.
“Not only did last year’s tournament attract 70 players, on average each golfer was accompanied by a partner, with many even bringing up to four other family and friends along for the week – boosting the economic impact even further.”
Mr Fog said the interest in this year’s tournament had grown substantially. “We look forward to welcoming back local members and even more DAE members to join us for a great week at the DAE Invitational Golf Classic in Taupo.”
* NZHOC 2012 Report, “Taupo – The Timeshare Capital of New Zealand”
About DAE (Dial An Exchange)
DAE has grown significantly since it first opened its doors in 1997. A strong focus on quality customer service has led to their continued growth as over 50% of their new memberships have been the result of personal referrals. Today, the company services over 1 million timeshare owners (including 550,000 direct members) at resorts and clubs through 10 offices worldwide, and is a truly viable option for all timeshare, points and fractional owners to exchange their weeks and points or credits products. DAE’s robust set of membership benefits makes it easy for owners to truly enjoy their vacation ownership experience. Their simple, flexible and innovative direct to consumer approach has evolved into a range of business development and support tools for their business partners such as resorts, management companies and Home Owners Associations who are looking for a competitive edge to support their rapid growth.
DAE offers a value added Gold Advantage benefits program along with low exchange fees, a 3-year credit for every banked week, 24/7 live access to exchange weeks, personalized customer service, worldwide vacation availability, discounted rental weeks in prime locations and informative monthly e-Newsletters providing travel tips, destination ideas and money saving promotions and offers. At DAE, the timeshare owners’ needs come first and foremost and quality of service is never compromised. For more information, please visit www.daelive.com
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