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Travel News CHIANG MAI PREPARES FOR IAGTO 2016 All of Thailand’s primary tourism institutions gathered in Chiang Mai last week to prepare for the 5th Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC) taking place from 24-27 April 2016. More than 100 golf tour operators from 32 countries have already registered for next year’s event, well on course for a record 200 buyers and media who will be able to meet with not only all of Thailand’s golf tourism industry but also golf resorts, courses, hotels, DMCs and tourist boards from 18 Asia Pacific golf destinations. For more information and to register, please visit w w w.iagto.com/AGTC ALBATROS 2.0. 2018 Ryder Cup Venue: Le Golf National reaches a significant milestone! This summer, Le Golf National has embarked upon eight months of major works to renovate the Albatros course. This is another milestone reached by the golf club and the French Golf Federation who are getting ready to host the greatest worldwide golf team event in three years’ time, but not only: they are preparing the golf club to become a global reference for the next twentyfive years. For those who cannot wait for the end of April 2016 and the championship course reopening as the Albatros 2.0, at the dawn of the 100th Edition of the French Open, “a composite course of nine holes will open in December 2015 [