A Reno, Nev.,-based newsletter called the Mature Traveler (not connected with this column) targets issues pertinent to seniors. In the April issue, the editors have published a report on airline policies that affect senior travelers such as age variations among airlines to qualify for discounts, which airlines offer discount coupons and which have discontinued coupon programs, Canadian Airlines' generous discount program and a report on one major airline's senior program, which has reduced benefits including its toll-free number for senior members.
Single issues of the newsletter normally are $5, but the April issue is $1 including postage and handling. Contact: Mature Traveler , Department GM, P.O. Box 50820, Reno, NV 89513.
Travel Companion Exchange (TCE), a newsletter for single, divorced and widowed travelers, is coming up on its 15th year. Its pages are packed with information for single travelers, including special offers, letters and tips from members, travel rip-offs, airline charters and tours and cruises. A special classified section is devoted to travelers seeking travel companions. For a sample copy of Travel Companions, send $5 to TCE Inc., P.O. Box 833, Amityville, NY 11701-0833.
A golfer's membership club, Golf Card International (GCI), provides two complimentary rounds of golf per year at more than 3,000 golf courses in the United States and Canada, plus substantial discounts at 400 golf resorts. Membership can play hip lets golfers play without paying greens fees. Carts are not included. Membership also includes a subscription to Golf Traveler magazine, which is published bimonthly and includes lists of affiliated courses.
Members get discounts on golfing vacations at 400 resorts in the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Jamaica. Participating resorts include Callaway Gardens in Georgia, Pinehurst in North Carolina, Sheraton San Marcos in Arizona, Tamarron Resort in Durango, Colo., and the Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta, Canada.
For details on membership in Golf Card International, call (800) 321-8269.