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"Albatross World aims to be not just another run-of-the-mill Asian tour operator and will work to broaden our customer base, perhaps to be truly pan-Asia, and stand ready to fulfill the market needs."
- Ms Crystal Sim, President & CEO of Albatross World
Like the albatross bird with its keen eyesight, we are constantly seeking new grounds and opportunities to broaden our clients’ travel experience. A reliable tour operator and organizer of Bintan Triathlon 2011 as well as Tour de Bintan 2011(11-13 Nov 2011), our quality and professional tour service team has served many clients and has received good feedback and testimonials.
Catering to mid and high-end travelers, we are able to undertake different tasks successfully. New tour destinations like Latvia, Russia, Mauritius, Maldives, Taiwan, PR China, Australia and New Zealand.
We also specialize in travel design for holiday makers numbering from 10 to 20, where we tailor the whole trip according to our clients’ interests, likes and expectations to give total satisfaction. With detailed planning and preparations for tour services ranging from golf vacations, wine tour to Australia, Chile, Italy and France, spa holidays to exotic destinations and home stay, we ensure an enjoyable travel experience for our clients. Constantly in quest of something new for the travel consumer, we welcome new partners in the travel industry to work with us.
More about the Albatross bird…
The albatross bird is one of the largest flying birds with a wingspan of up to 12 feet (3.7m). The albatross bird can live a long life of up to 50 years. Albatrosses are highly efficient in the air, covering great distances, ranging over huge areas of ocean and regularly circle the globe. Albatrosses are capable of measuring the exact airspeed in flight, using dynamic and slope soaring to cover great distances with little exertion. They can fly about 1000km a day, without flapping its wings once.
The dynamic soaring of albatrosses is inspiring to airplane designers. The albatross's nuanced flight pattern has been charted and airplane engineers are looking for ways to apply this to aircraft, especially in the area of drones and unmanned aircraft. *
Food for thought…
Do you know that “albatross” is another term for double eagle in golf?
In golf, “albatross” means scoring three under par (−3) (the albatross being one of the largest birds); also called a double eagle in the U.S. This is an extremely rare score, and occurs most commonly on par-fives with a strong drive and a holed approach shot. Holes-in-one on par-four holes (generally short ones) are also albatrosses. The first famous albatross was made by Gene Sarazen in 1935 on the 15th hole at Augusta National Golf Club during the final round of the Masters Tournament. It vaulted him into a tie for first place and forced a playoff, which he won the next day. The sportswriters of the day termed it "the shot heard 'round the world."
Albatrosses are much rarer than par-3 holes-in-one; the odds are estimated at one in 1,000,000: the odds of a hole-in-one is around one in 3,700 to one in 12,500, depending on the hole and on skill.*