Monday, October 6, 2008

Barassie First Golf Club to Offer Online Rooms?

Two GTS members have this week been part of a new online reservations initiative aimed at helping golf and accommodation providers work more closely together in converting potential golf tourism visitors.

Bookassist's team in Scotland have added a new club to their bag with the launch of Golf Channelbuilder on the website of 2009 Open Championship Qualifying course Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club.

The club which lies in the midst of Ayrshire's golfing links coast has added an availability checker to its website allowing site visitors and potential golf tourists the chance to not only check their golf but also reserve their accommodation.

James Kennedy of Bookassist's Scottish office was delighted at the latest development, "Golf tourism is such an important part of the tourism mix in places like Ayrshire, East Lothian, Fife and The HIghlands and this recognises the potential golf courses have for converting on line enquiries to online bookings for accommodation providers."

The Barassie website offers a wide selection of accommodation from five star to self catering and small B&B's and is the first of many.

"We're already working on embedding the booking engine into a few more of Scotland's most famous courses. It really brings together the golf course with the accommodation provider and offers genuine joint marketing opportunities. Our aim would be to work with golf courses throughout the country in making sure that their website offers the visitor the very best availability and rates in their area."

Any golf course or accommodation provider looking for more information on how Bookassist online booking enginen benefit their business should contact the Scottish office of Bookassist on 02192 521404 or email You can view the system at

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