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Crowdfunding Opportunities in Leisure and Tourism


Premium Holiday Online Leisure and Tourism SEIS
Holiday Online is a holiday listings business that aims to capture the holiday listing market in the coastal and rural regions around the UK. Partnered with Airbnb and Booking.com, the company aims at helping holiday home owners in these regions to generate online bookings without any hassles. NorfolkHoliday.com, the company's first brand, was launched as an owner acquisition site to appeal to holiday home owners in the Norfolk region. With its proceeds, Holiday Online is planning to build a new brand known as 'SuffolkHoliday.' The company plans to scale up the number of property listings that they have around the UK and to launch into multiple areas helping holiday home owners to benefit from the £200M market in the UK.
investment: £57,848 target: £75,002 pre-money valuation: £651,000
status: Active 14 days
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Travala.com Leisure and Tourism EIS
Travala is a one-stop travel booking platform which aims to reduce the costs of online travel services and make them globally accessible to everyone. Using the latest technology and aggregating data from partnered suppliers, including HotelsPro and Ratehawk, the company is ready to scale with a low-cost booking experience and reach in cryptocurrency space. Travala has seen an average growth of rate of 108% in hotel bookings (Nov 2018-Feb 2019) and a 30% return rate from its users who had booked previously. It is planning to list on comparison sites such as Kayak.com with the intention of hitting its target of achieving 174,000 bookings by the end of 2021. Additionally, Travala aims to increase booking numbers and revenue through sponsoring events and expanding its development and marketing team.
investment: £326,310 target: £250,000 pre-money valuation: £5,925,410
status: Extended 5 days
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Nightly.travel Leisure and Tourism EIS
Nightly.travel is a unique hotel booking website and the first to offer hotel switchingTM or split stay for a single trip, saving travellers upto 70% of their money in comparison to a single hotel stay. Nightly.travel has access to 75k hotels around the world and is planning to access 290k hotels in 2019. The company has been rated five stars on Trustpilot, has an average 2.5k new user registrations on its website per month, and is currently gaining influence in various social media platforms.
investment: £99,035 target: £250,001 pre-money valuation: £1,101,909
status: Active 11 days
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Premium Figaroo Leisure and Tourism EIS SEIS
Offering access to VIP experiences by connecting club goers and club promoters together through invite-only. Figaroo has created a technological solution for club owners to promote luxurious and exclusive nights for those looking to spend extra money for access to memorable areas and locations. Figaroo has already received 835 access requests and is in currently in discussion to expand their services to 20 cities, including Madrid and Milan. Their app can track a user's spending habits, how often they tend to go out and which clubs they frequently visit. This data can assist club promoters in ensuring they allocate funds at the right time and venues to attract their desired target audience.
investment: £188,710 target: £90,000 pre-money valuation: £600,000
status: Expired
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Prelinks is an app that helps you find the best nightlife in your city, meet other people going out to the same events and get tickets. Focusing on university students, Prelinks has grown rapidly since launch in September 2015, with over 50,000 users across 6 cities.
investment: £290,870 target: £750,000 pre-money valuation: £3,499,292
status: Expired
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BackTracker is the social guide for backpackers by backpackers. Problem: Current resources are time-consuming and irrelevant for our market, as backpackers form a distinct group which seeks unique experiences. Solution: BackTracker is a platform for backpackers to record their trip, discover what to do and where to go and stay in contact with friends, family and other backpackers on their travels. Through a well-positioned, authentic brand, our vision is to become the go-to resource for all backpacking needs.
investment: £5,000 target: £100,000 pre-money valuation: £499,880
status: Expired
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Beer Adventures Leisure and Tourism EIS SEIS
Beer fans can enjoy tours of top-tier breweries, bars and pubs around the world by simply booking through an app. Beer Adventures offers 112 tours across 85 cities globally since launching in 2017, which has already resulted in more than 10,000 customers signed-up to the platform and over 1,050 tours being fulfilled. They have partnered with well-established beer producers such as Mikkeller and BrewDog and have also been featured in publications such as the i newspaper, EasyJet Traveller magazine and others in the UK and USA. The company began as a B2C firm and is now taking steps to incorporate B2B services into their business model. Beer Adventures intends to use its platform as a means of advertising, primarily for leisure and hospitality businesses. Revenue will be generated from businesses that attract customers to their services via advertisements on the Beer Adventures app. This investment strategy will allow Beer Adventures to expand their sales and marketing teams, which in turn can increase the number of tours available, as well as raise brand exposure and the size of the community. Future plans include expanding the variety of tours from beers to food, wine and city trails.
investment: £60,550 target: £150,000 pre-money valuation: £1,200,000
status: Expired
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NORTHERN PUBS LIMITED Leisure and Tourism
Important note to investors: This loan is underwritten by Dan Metcalfe who has provided us with a net worth statement which exceeds the value of the loans. Assets include shares in a private company not party to this pitch. Set amongst the natural beauty of the Lake District National Park and dating back to the 1700s, the Sun Inn is a traditional Lakeland Inn located in the unspoiled village of Hawkshead. Operated by Northern Pubs Ltd, this thriving 4-star venue features 8 letting rooms, as well as a full bar and restaurant service. The business has a strong turnover track record and has achieved year-on-year growth for three consecutive years. Turnover from 2013-2015: 2013 - £452,813 2014 - £464,192 2015 - £532,678 Led by Daniel Metcalfe, the management team has been providing an exceptional service for guests for over a decade now and has built a formidable reputation. The Sun Inn comes highly rated on some of the most trusted review sites, with 4.5-star and 4-star ratings on respectively booking.com and Trip Advisor. Northern Pubs Ltd is now raising £35,000 to refurbish the Inn’s restaurant to create a more formal setting for diners. This will allow the business to offer a more varied food menu featuring food of a higher value.
investment: £7,180 target: £35,000
status: Expired
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Wayonara is an innovative platform that allows travellers to share photos, plan their next trip and make a destination wish list for future journeys.  Using photos the platform integrates sharing travel photos with booking flights, hotels etc. EIS Pending
investment: £149,420 target: £500,000 pre-money valuation: £5,000,000
status: Expired
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Considerate Hoteliers Leisure and Tourism EIS
investment: £337,700 target: £300,000
status: Funded
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Date Makers is a website designed to address the lack of date night inspiration.  Their website helps couples discover great date ideas and book dates.  There is no cost to list an experience on their website and they take 10 -15% commissions on confirmed date bookings.  Datemakers have been testing the business model with local businesses and couples.  The model has proved to be successful and they are now looking for funding to enable them to focus on the business fulltime and expand marketing throughout the UK
investment: £56,002 target: £149,998 pre-money valuation: £625,185
status: Expired
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LuxOlympus Mayfair Leisure and Tourism EIS SEIS
LuxOlympus Mayfair are a Travel Agency who specialise in luxurious and exclusive holidays across the globe and are regulated and authorised by the TTA (Travel Trust Association). They are currently in discussions to build a presents in the UK, Greece, Italy, The Philippines, Monaco and China.  This year they aim to appoint representative in 3 main cities of India. (EIS Pending)
investment: £121,910 target: £110,000 pre-money valuation: £885,000
status: Expired
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