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Your Golf Travel In New Scandinavia Partnership

5.50am 11th December 2012 - Travel

Your Golf Travel has strengthened its status as Europe’s largest golf tour operator after forming an exclusive alliance with Golfresan Media – the biggest golf travel media company in Scandinavia.

Under the terms of the new partnership, the London-based firm will work with Golfresan to give golfers inScandinavia,Germany,AustriaandSwitzerlandthe chance to take advantage of a wider range of affordable and inclusive golf breaks.

In return for providing Golfresan with access to its product – including UK and Ireland, short haul Europe, long haul travel, special events and tournament packages – Your Golf Travel’s packages will be promoted on Golfresan’s Swedish and German language websites.

In addition to marketing Your Golf Travel’s products in Scandinavia, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, both online and through print material and events, the Swedish company will also provide an online booking portal to process sales and customer service and sales lines at its Stockholm office.

Euan Gillon, Your Golf Travel’s head of product, marketing and strategy, said: “Golfresan and Your Golf Travel is the perfect match. We share a common desire to make golf travel more inclusive and affordable and this partnership will enable us to do just that for golfers inScandinavia,Germany,AustriaandSwitzerland.

“The unbeatable rates and offers that Your Golf Travel negotiates effectively allow us to give the Golfresan team the ammunition to do what they do best – market golf travel.”

“We are hugely excited to be able to work with Golfresan strategically to extend the reach of Your Golf Travel, using a trusted partner to help more and more golfers experience the joy of a Your Golf Travel holiday.”

Germanyand Scandinavia are two of the most important travel markets inEurope. Recent research showed that the German-speaking sector has the second largest number of registered golfers on the continent (811,610), withScandinaviaclose behind in third place with 779,164 players.

In addition, the survey – carried out by Reed Travel Exhibitions – found that more than 85 per cent of golfers in Scandinavia andGermanyhad taken a ‘non-domestic’ golf break over the last 12 months, compared to 79 per cent of golfers in theUKandIrelandand 70 per cent inFrance.

Golfresan, known as Travelcaddie for English and German speakers, was launched in 2002 and has grown to have representatives inPortugal,SpainandGermanyas well asSweden.

It has websites in Swedish, German and English and its activities include the production of golf travel magazines, the organisation ofScandinavia’s biggest amateur competition, newsletters and visitor fairs at events including the Scandinavian Masters.

Mats Elsnitz, CEO and founder of Golfresan, said: “We are really thrilled and look forward to start the co-operation with Your Golf Travel.

“As we are the leading marketplace for golf travel on the Scandinavian market and are also developing our presence in the German market, we have looked at different options in order to start to offer online bookings via our websites.

“Through the partnership with Your Golf Travel, we will not only achieve that but also, within a short period of time, we will be able to offer a wide range of destinations and at great prices to our markets.”

The agreement is the third new alliance that Your Golf Travel has formed in as many months following earlier deals with Troon Golf and talkSPORT.

Your Golf Travel is committed to providing the lowest prices on golfing holidays and breaks on the internet and offers more than 3,000 destinations worldwide through its website and brochure.

The firm offers a range of innovative golf breaks, including ‘inside the ropes’ packages to major championship venues, allowing golfers to follow in the footsteps of the pros, and has previously sold breaks for as little as £1.

For more information about Your Golf Travel and to make a booking, call 0800 043 6644, email info@yourgolftravel.com or visit www.yourgolftravel.com.

For further details on Golfresan (GRM), email info@golfresan.se or go to www.travelcaddie.com/en/

       

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