South African golf icon made Reunion Island Tourism Ambassador
Well-known South African golfer O’Brian Barber is once again visiting Reunion Island for the ongoing World Amateur Golf Audi Reunion which is taking place over Easter weekend until April 21 at the golf club of Blue Basin.
Ahead of the sporting event, Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) officially appointed him as one of their Tourism Ambassadors in recognition of the publicity he has and continues to generate for this French Indian Ocean island.
Though unable to compete this year due to an injury, he will nevertheless walk the course supporting his daughter Samantha who carries on the family tradition.
The ambassador network set up by the IRT continues to expand and has now risen to 41 individuals selected and engaged in the tourism promotion of the island.
As part of its mission to promote Reunion Island, the IRT supports the World Amateur Golf Reunion and invited Lali Stander, a South African journalist, to ensure media coverage of this event, in particular in South Africa from where a growing number of tourists are now coming to Reunion Island, encouraged through a Visa Waiver Agreement which has removed the need for South African passport holders to apply for an EU visa which Reunion Island otherwise requires as a French island.
The foreign players who have come to Reunion Island to play in the tournament will benefit from a trip to the volcano Piton de la Fournaise and other natural attractions in the rugged interior of the 2,500-square-kilometer large island.