March 2020 ...
Our apologies for getting behind with our News update - no excuses, other than we have been incredibly busy - including the 2 Directors working in South Africa for several weeks! Below we are reluctantly leaving fabulous Simola at Knysna!
2020 saw GTAT grow by 22% as a business - in a year when most travel businesses at best stood still and some big names disappeared.
Gary Pike joining the GTAT team will see us able to bring you even more Escorted Events in 2020. Gary has been hosting travel groups for 25 years and brings us not just lots of experience, but also knowledge of resorts around the world. So a big and formal welcome to Gary from the GTAT team. Here is Adam and Gary working together in Fuerteventura last month.
Benchmarking GTAT :
When we do get a quiet moment we are always checking what are competitors are up to. Here are just some of our current thoughts:
- GTAT is highly solvent compared to others - many clearly live "hand to mouth". Perhaps it is the Director's past experience in Financial Services, but we believe in leaving strong cash reserves in the business.
In 2018 a change to Travel Industry Regulations required that Tour Operators have more than a client account to protect client monies - they must also have either a Bond or Financial Failure Insurance, as well.
So please do double check if a company has a Bond or Financial Failure Insurance in place. For your protection we have Financial Failure Insurance and we have a Client Account - where you money sits until the completion of your holiday.
- Our main product is Escorted Holidays and our research shows that our prices are consistently lower than our competitors, for similar packages.
This also includes our Single Supplements - we really do make sure these are fairly priced.
December 2019 ...
Thank you for your 5* Google Reviews - just a few from the last few weeks ...
Fantastic 5 star travel company. Nothing too much trouble, every day well organised and completely explained on times etc. on what is happening daily. Would well recommend for a stress free holiday.
I’ve been using Golftoatee for several years now and wouldn’t go anywhere else for an organised tour. Terry is very efficient, each trip is seamless and of high quality. Thoroughly enjoyed Arizona Terry - Brilliant Thank you.
I have used Golf to a Tee many times for my gold holidays , first class service from start to finish , would I recommend them YES I would 100%.
I can't say enough good things about Golf to a Tee, I have been on three Coaching holidays which have all been outstanding, on all the holidays I have meet some great people, some I have seen again on my return holiday which was great.
Terry & Stephanie are a pleasure to deal with, they run very well organised holidays in great locations with fabulous golf courses & great choice of hotels, I have had the pleasure of being on the trips with there coaches Sam Dodds & Adam Gray both are absolutely wonderful & are a credit to the company, I'm that happy I have just re booked onto there 2020 Trip to Turkey which will be my third year in a row !!.
Always a pleasure to travel with GTAT. Well organised, interesting courses, super hotels and great tour leaders who give professional and easy going coaching. My first choice for group holidays.
This is how to leave a Google Review:
- Open your internet browser.
- Log into your Google Account
- Next, search for Golf to a Tee on Google
- Scroll down until you see the Write a Review button on the bottom right side of the screen (directly to the right of the Reviews section, next to the Add a photo button).
- Click Write a Review.
- A box titled Rate and Review will pop up. You will be given the option to select a certain number of stars for the company and write out details of your experience(s).
- Click Post after selecting a star rating (leaving a description is optional).
The last couple of months have been busy at GTAT!
In October it was Marrakesh - as members of IAGTO we annually get to meet 1500 suppliers from around the world at the International Golf Travel Market. It a great opportuinity to meet existing suppliers and engage with new ones. Plus it was a chance to look at the local Morrocco golf.
In November we attended the World Travel Market in London, to amongst other things progress our entry into the Mauritius market - more news on this coming soon! A little treat was a invite to The Spanish Embassy, as Spain wanted to show it's support to UK Tour Operators post the demise of Thomas Cook.
After our Arizona tour in November - Terry took a lucky couple of clients to Las Vegas to learn more about the golf around Vegas town.
Then it was off to Murcia and Alicante for Terry to find more destinations for the future!
All of his means you will see many more desinations on our website in the next few weeks.
A busy month for GTAT, with 4 Escorted Groups in Belek, another in Almeria and Terry hosted a group in Arizona. Congraulatons to all of the shirt winners and thank you to everyone who has left more 5* Google Reviews for Golf to a Tee.Two holes in one - Turkey & Arizona. Nick & Jane!
We have never had a hole in one on a GTAT Escorted event, until the last few days and now we have had 2 in the space of a few days.
First with the ace was Nick Ford at the Montgomerie in Belek, the course was played just a couple of days after it had been home to the Turkish Open, in a group hosted by Fred Jewsbury. Then just a few days later at Ventana Canyon, Tucson, Arizona on the 3rd - one of the most photagraphed holes in the USA, Jane Morel-Orchard holed her tee shot. Terry was in the group behind to see Jane and the others celebrate her ace.
Congratulations to our "ace pair" Nick and Jane!
Here are pictures of Golf to a Tee winners over the last few weeks:
Some of you have attended our 2 Pro Coaching events & will have experienced our Ryder Cup days, which a great fun - here are those taking part in Belek last month: