May 04, 2007 07:00 ET

ROYAL CANADIAN GOLF ASSOC. & itravel2000 Create Royal Travel Club

- Agreement provides membership benefits through RCGA Royal Travel Club -

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, Lifestyle Editor, Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 4, 2007) - TORONTO May 3, 2007

The Royal Canadian Golf Association and announced today an agreement that will see appointed as the exclusive provider of golf packages to the RCGA's SKINS golfer rewards program.

Through the development of a new program titled 'Royal Travel Club', SKINS members will have access to exclusive golf travel offers and special elite travel itineraries for events like the Mercedes-Benz Championship and the Ryder Cup. The agreement will also see RCGA members, gain access to Royal Travel Club offers and services launching later this year.

"This partnership will provide SKINS and RCGA members with access to tremendous travel opportunities and offers through the new Royal Travel Club program," said Rick Desrochers, RCGA Chief Operating Officer.

As part of the agreement, will also offer SKINS Golfer Rewards memberships as special incentives to their clientele.

"Our company has been diversifying in what we offer consumers and specific interest groups," said Jonathan Carroll, President of itravel2000. "The golf segment of our industry is growing and we are pleased to marry our expertise with the RCGA to offer a truly unique travel program."

ABOUT is Canada's largest online travel retailer. Over 3 million unique Canadian users a month visit its site to research and book their travel through the dedicated "Customer Care Centre" which is staffed by over 100 travel counselors.

SKINS? Golfer Rewards is a loyalty card program offering golfers free rounds and other rewards in exchange for frequent play and spending at participating golf clubs and courses across Ontario. Owned and operated by the Royal Canadian Golf Association, SKINS has an alliance with the AIR MILES® Reward Program, enabling AIR MILES Collectors to redeem their reward miles for SKINS membership cards and free rounds at participating SKINS courses throughout Ontario. SKINS membership cards may be purchased at participating courses, Ontario Golf Town stores or by visiting For more information visit or

The Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing 377,000 members at 1650 clubs across the country. Some of the RCGA's core services include the Rules of Golf, handicapping and course rating, support of turfgrass and environmental research, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum and CN Future Links, Canada's national junior golf program. In addition, the RCGA conducts Canada's most prestigious golf championships. The Canadian Open and CN Canadian Women's Open attract the best professional golfers in the world, while six regional junior championships, 10 national amateur championships and the CN Canadian Women's Tour showcase the best of Canadian golf. For more information please visit

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For more information contact:

Brad Miron
V.P. Marketing and Strategic Partnerships
Phone - 905 238 3399 ext 2029
Email -

Terry Lenyk,
Coordinator, PR and Promotions -SKINS
Royal Canadian Golf Association
1 (800) 263-0009 ext. 335 (Toll Free)

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Contact Information

  • Brad Miron, VP Marketing, itravel2000
    Primary Phone: 905-238-3399 ext. 2029
    Secondary Phone: 519-835-9610
    Toll-Free: 866-969-3325