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Travel News Four Seasons Fairways in the Algarve has just completed the 2nd phase of renovations to 12 villas, after an initial renovation of 7 villas last year. The spacious two or three bedroom luxury villas and villa-apartments blend the finest traditions of Portuguese architecture with beautiful landscaped gardens. Each unit has its own individual swimming pool or outdoor Jacuzzi situated on a private terrace with BBQ. The main clubhouse has many facilities such as the bar and restaurant which offer a weekly programme of entertainment. The Real Club Valderrama will host the Open de Espana 2016, the first European Tour event on European soil. Royal Club Valderrama , one of the most iconic golf courses in the world which has just completed some renovations, and the Foundation of Sergio Garcia, one of the best Spanish players of history, have joined forces to hold the tournament at Real Club Valderrama in Spain from 14 to 17 April 2016. Sky Lake Resort & Golf Club, Hanoi, 23 February 2016- History was made on Monday when 28 year old KLPGA Professional (Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association), Ms. Chung Ye Na collected the winner’s trophy for the KLPGA Winter Tour Korea Investment & Securities Championship held at the award winning Sky Lake Resort & Golf Club. The event played under the KLPGA tour was Vietnam’s first ladies professionals’ event to be held in the country and will be followed by a second event in Dalat later in March next month. With over 100,000 golfers travelling into the United Arab Emirates each year, it is little wonder that Alpha Destination Management has decided to add another club to its bag in launching Alpha Golf as its newest division. Alpha Golf, a division of Alpha Destination Management, is based in the heart of the UAE business world, ideally located to continue to offer all the fantastic services that have made Alpha Destination Management the success story it is today. Successfully placing over 1.4 million room night in 2015 alone, needless to say, putting together packages in some of the most sumptuous properties in the Emirates will not be a difficult task for the Alpha Golf Team. Juniors are jumping at Chance to Play in ‘Tour’ Event at Oceânico World Kids Golf 2016. Entries are now open for the eighth edition of the Oceânico World Kids Golf Championship (OWKG) and the appeal of a professionally-run international ‘tour’ event for juniors is proving more popular than ever. Last year’s tournament attracted a record 142 competitors, and 2016 already looks set to eclipse that figure. The three-round stroke play event runs from 25-29 July at the renowned Amendoeira Golf Resort on the Algarve in Portugal.With all the trappings of a professional tournament, it’s no surprise that the entry list is filling up fast for this R&A-sanctioned event. Early in Januar y of 2016 Rovos Rail purchased the Shongololo E xpress train of 19 coaches and agreed to employ all the personnel. “Operating a three-star train had always been at the back of my m i n d . W h e n I le a r n e d t h at t h e S h o n go lo lo E xp re s s w a s o n of fe r t h e ti m i n g s e e m e d s e re n d i pi to u s a n d s o a n o p p o r t u n i t y n ot to b e m i s s e d ”, s ays Ro h a n Vo s , ow n e r a n d C EO of t h e Rovo s R ail G ro u p, of t h e p u rch a s e . T h e t r ai n h a s b e e n re p ai n te d i n gre e n a n d cre a m a n d a n ad d i ti o n al d i n i n g c a r p lu s a n o b s e r v ati o n c a r h ave b e e n ad d e d . Volume 3 • Issue 32 13