SOURCE: Rocketmiles


September 10, 2014 09:00 ET

Rocketmiles Announces a Sponsorship of PGA Golfer Jon Curran

Hotel Booking Site Helping Pro Golfer Reach Dream Destination

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 10, 2014) - With the in its final weeks, and the 2014-2015 PGA Tour season just about a month away, PGA player Jon Curran of Jupiter, FL is preparing to hit the road again. Curran started this season as a Tour rookie and played his way to full PGA Tour membership for the coming season. Traveling the Tour circuit is an essential part of the job, demanding 25 plus tournament with stops spread around the world. Just like the 25 million business travelers around the world, Jon spends the majority of his nights in hotel rooms, the only difference is his morning meeting is on the course. A new partnership with Rocketmiles allows Jon to make the most of his work-related travel, turning each hotel night into thousands airline rewards he can redeem for a dream vacation at the end of his Tour season.

Launched in April 2013, Rocketmiles is a rapidly growing hotel booking site that helps customers get on vacation faster by giving out thousands of airline loyalty miles per booking, about 10-20x the typical incentive. Rates on Rocketmiles are on par with other competitive hotel booking sites, yet offer customers the option to choose from one of 15+ airline partners and earn between 1000-5000 miles or points per hotel night.

"For 25 million people worldwide, loyalty programs enable vacation travel -- this could mean scoring in St. Andrews, playing in Pebble Beach, or simply relaxing in the Riviera after a hard year's work. Our goal is to make that vacation happen faster," said Jay Hoffmann, CEO of Rocketmiles. "Based on our proprietary data, average travelers stand to earn about 80,000 extra rewards per year if they use Rocketmiles for their hotel bookings. Jon's schedule of 200 nights a year in hotels could allow him to earn well over 500,000 miles this season by booking his hotel stays with Rocketmiles. We are excited about working with Jon to help him stay rested while on the Tour and reach his dream vacation in Santorini, Greece."

About Rocketmiles
Rocketmiles provides frequent fliers with previously unheard of quantities of loyalty program miles/points when booking rooms at premium hotels which makes saving up for incredible vacations faster and easier. For hotels, Rocketmiles means being able to offer high-value customers inventory that would have otherwise gone unsold -- without weakening the brand through public discounting. For more information, visit and follow on Twitter @rocketmiles.

About Jon Curran
In 2005, Jon entered Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Jon holds the Vanderbilt 54 hole (-15) and 72 hole (-4) scoring records and his 8th place finish at the 2007 NCAA D-1 national tournament is the highest finish in the NCAA finals in Vanderbilt history. While at Vanderbilt, Jon had one tournament victory and consistently finished in the top five. He also earned several Southeastern Conference honors and was a top ranked amateur before starting his professional career. He graduated in 2009 earning All-American honors.

Jon works on the mental, physical and technical aspects of his game in Jupiter, Florida with his training team during the off-season. Jon holds the course records at Framingham Country Club, Framingham, MA 61 (-11), Beau Chene Country Club, Mandeville, LA 61 (-11), the Legends Club, Nashville, TN 61 (-10) and Sao Paulo Golf Club, Sao Paulo, Brazil 61 (-10). In 2013, Jon earned multiple PGA Tour starts including the Puerto Rico Open, Zurich Classic, Nordea Scandinavian Masters and Travelers Championship. Check out more information about Jon on the Tour.

Additional Quotes
"Even though the travel industry has been in a constant state of innovation over the past decade, there are still many areas ripe for disruption. The growth that Rocketmiles has achieved so far is reminiscent of Hotwire's early days." -- Scott Hintz, Co-founder of TripIt, SVP Product at Hotwire and Rocketmiles Board member.

"I am always looking to back great entrepreneurs providing great users experiences in huge markets. The Rocketmiles team has very quickly gained traction with both key industry players and its many loyal customers. This is one of the most exciting investments I've made." -- Sam Yagan, Co-founder of OkCupid, CEO of Match, and Rocketmiles investor.

"I've traveled more than 1/2 million miles to over 80 countries, but never has traveling and staying in a hotel got me closer or faster to my next trip than with ROCKETMILES. This is just BRILLIANT!" Rocketmiles customer, Chef-Frankie.

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