Hotels without their own courses are welcome to join the MGTA provided that they agree to pro-actively promote golf tourism and provide services specifically designed for their golfing guests. Hotels should agree to participate in any training or educational programmes provided for reception or concierge staff.
Otherwise known as 'Inbound Operators', 'Receptive Operators' or 'Destination Management Companies' and must have a Kementerian Kebudayaan Kesenian dan Pelancongan (KKKP) licence.
All ground handlers, with the exception of those who pre-qualify for MGTA membership through their IAGTO members prior to 1 January 2011, must have been trading in compliance with all Malaysian travel regulations for at least 2 years before an application can be processed.
To be considered for membership, a ground handler must provide its services to international outbound golf tour operators and be able to provide references from at least two tour operator clients and/or two supplier clients (golf courses, golf resorts).
The ground handler must specialize in golf or have a golf division with sufficiently experienced staff and have operated this golf division for a minimum of one year before membership can be considered.
If the ground handler also sells direct to the consumer, then the company must be fully protected against potential financial failure of their business, to the satisfaction MGTA. Therefore any monies taken in advance from golfers in other countries must be fully protected should for any reason the services booked not be provided.
Transportation Companies airlines, car hire
Media Specialists with tourism and golf promotion expertise