Australia and New Zealand's first and only specialist golf travel magazine, Golf Vacations, is on track and set for launch in early October 2009.
‘We are capitalising on extremely strong interest in the magazine from all sectors of the golf travel industry, as well as organisers of golf charity events,' says publisher, Anthony Gallagher, the principal of Sydney-based Global Publishing Pty Ltd, which also publishes the quarterly travel magazine Vacations & Travel.
‘As well as being distributed to newsagents, golf resorts and stay-and-play properties throughout Australia and New Zealand, golf tour operators are including the magazine in travel packs for participants in Australian Masters Golf Tours, Melbourne Cup Golf Tours and the NZ Golf Cruise, as well as the Mitsubishi Masters, an amateur event being held on the Gold Coast in late October with 1000 participants.'
Golf Vacations Australia/New Zealand edition is the sixth licensed edition of the magazine that has been published in Singapore for more than 20 years. Other licensees are in Hong Kong/Macau, China, Japan, Malaysia and the Czech Republic.
The launch issue of Golf Vacations has been fully subscribed with advertising. Its wide-ranging content includes features on Hawaii - with a trip for two to the islands being offered to one lucky foundation subscriber - Thailand, New Zealand and the Sunshine Coast, plus articles on individual courses on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, the NSW Central Coast, Fiji, China and Scotland.
The launch issue's celebrity golfer is former Wallaby captain, John Eales.
Golf Vacations will be on sale nationally (Aust/NZ) on October 2 at RRP $9.95. An annual subscription for four issues is $34.95.