TORONTO, Canada, January 26, 2009 – CARP, Canada’s largest and most powerful association for the 45 plus, is pleased to announce that it has selected Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), Canada’s leading travel company with a network of almost 175 leisure travel agencies coast-to-coast, as its new exclusive travel partner. The relationship is a symbol of CARP President Moses Znaimer’s commitment to aggressively pursue new, more useful and valuable savings and benefits for its approximately 350,000 members across Canada.

“As the new CARP RECOMMENDED travel partner, CWT will bring superior savings, customer service and an ability to create unforgettable vacation memories and experiences. With the most experienced and professional travel counsellors in the country, CWT is perfectly positioned to serve CARP members in person, on the phone or online. It’s an unbeatable combination of service, convenience and value,” said Eric Vengroff, CARP Vice President and General Manager.

The partnership was launched with an online CWT Vacation Club site for CARP members – As a member of the CWT Vacation Club, CARP members can take advantage of many VIP perks including special member pricing, easy booking procedures, and added-value offers on a wide selection of customized vacation packages, cruises and tours.

“CWT grew up with the Zoomer generation and have been guiding their travel from their first trips as students to all-inclusive sun vacations to family trips to Florida and California – now we are eager to use our expertise to meet the more mature and unique travel needs and desires of CARP members.” said Merrill Highet, Director, Membership Programs – CWT Canada. “We look forward to our partnership with CARP knowing that we can add further value to their program.”

CARP members can learn more about CWT’s exclusive member benefits and Vacation Club by registering online at or calling 1-800-CARLSON (1-800-227-5766) to speak to a CWT travel counsellor.

As an added bonus, CARP members who register online are automatically entered into a draw to win an all inclusive trip for two to the EdeNH Luxury Riviera Cancun Le Mirage in Mayan Riviera, Mexico

About CARP :

With approximately 350,000 members and 20 chapters nationwide, CARP is Canada’s largest and most powerful association for the 45plus committed to advocating for a New Vision of Aging for its members, and those who love and are responsible for them. Under the leadership of President and media innovator Moses Znaimer, CARP is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all Canadians as they age by advocating for social change that will bring financial security, equitable and timely access to health care and freedom from discrimination; ensuring that the marketplace serves the needs and expectations of the 45plus generation and provides value-added benefits, products and services to members; and building a sense of community and shared values among its members in support of CARP’s mission. Yearly membership in CARP is only $19.95 and includes 9 issues of ZOOMER Magazine, Canada’s newest lifestyle magazine for men and women 45plus. For more information, please visit

About Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) is a global leader specializing in leisure and business travel management. Present in more than 150 countries, CWT serves companies of all sizes, as well as government institutions and non-governmental organizations. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and leading-edge technology, CWT helps clients derive the greatest value from their travel program in terms of savings, service and security, and provides best-in-class service and assistance to travelers. CWT services and solutions comprise four lines of business: Traveler & Transaction Services, Program Optimization, Safety & Security, and Meetings & Events. CWT has 22,000 employees worldwide. In 2007, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totaled US$25.5 billion.

In Canada, Carlson Wagonlit Travel is a leading travel company serving corporate, leisure and meetings & events clients in almost 200 locations coast to coast. Our leisure division manages leisure and franchise travel operations and services millions of travellers each year. For more information, please visit or

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VP Communications, CARP

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