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Crowdfunding Opportunities in Leisure and Tourism


The Business Opportunity   Very simply, Zappawoo is aiming to achieve in the accessible travel market what lastminute.com and Secret Escapes  has done in the mainstream travel market. There are an estimated 12 million people registered as disabled in the UK, all with varying physical needs, and who spend an estimated £12.4bn in 2013 on domestic travel (the Purple Pound). We also have an ageing population who often need more accessible product as their mobility declines (the Grey Pound). For these groups, booking a holiday that suits their needs – an accessible holiday - can be a very complex and frustrating business. The solution: Zappawoo – making accessible travel easier to book The Zappawoo booking platform will bring together for the first time the vast array of accessible accommodation and travel options, allowing those with disabilities (and those who just simply need some additional reassurance) to easily search and book product and take advantage of time limited offers. Our highly navigable website will be full of holiday and leisure options from both mainstream and specialist providers suitable for those with special travel needs. We already have many suppliers interested. Funding is now required for technical development and an aggressive roll-out. Please note that the minimum investment is £1000.00 You need to be registered as an investor to see this Join Now
investment: £1,600 target: £350,000
status: Expired
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There is no recognised brand in the self-catered sector focused on last minute, discounted holidays. For last minute holidaymakers existing websites either provide inaccurate availability and pricing or have limited inventory. For owners and management agents of rental homes there is no dedicated portal to help increase occupancy rates. Snaptrip matches the supply with the demand with an efficient aggregated marketplace to offer a new and technically innovative brand to the self catered sector.
investment: £515,086 target: £500,000 pre-money valuation: £2,910,641
status: Stretch
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Kingwood RIVER THAMES BOAT HIRE LIMITED Leisure and Tourism EIS
Kingwood-on-Thames Ltd is a company run by experienced businessman James Slater who is part of a truly enterprising family whose interests include amphibious tours in central London and the manufacture of amphibious machines. He’s spearheading the acquisition of River Thames Boat Hire Ltd – a riverboat charter company with an annual turnover of £100,000. After extensive research, James has identified several areas of the Thames Boat Hire business which can be improved on. Having singled out each of the weaknesses, Kingwood-on-Thames will remodel the business to strengthen it from the bottom up, creating new partnerships, enhancing facilities and delivering additional marketing to initially increase the number of annual charters from 50 to 250 over four years. This represents a conservative 35% of the boats potential usage (the company has outlined 728 charters per annum as part of its forecasts). It is expected this will take sales from £100,000 to £1.25m in 4 years. A £300,000 equity deal for 25% of the company is available to investors. James himself will be investing £100,000 of the total amount alongside Funding Tree investors. You can join James as he endeavors to turn a steady, under-appreciated charter company into a more profitable, sought-after business. Plans in brief: - James will hire a dedicated, passionate manager to handle the business and take it from zero marketing to multiple marketing techniques and also drive the creation of new partnerships to increase brand awareness. - A new website featuring efficient contact and booking systems is currently in development by Somerset Website Services. It will be launched in the next few weeks under the Kingwood-on-Thames Ltd (KTL) banner. - New online advertising and increased social media activity and email marketing campaigns. - The remodeling of the business to incorporate high value clients as well as standard clients. This charter business has a unique selling point in its vessel’s historical significance. The Kingswood vessel was one of the 861 ‘little ships’ used for the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in Operation Dynamo between 27 May and 4 June 1940. (www.adls.org.uk). The boat is in excellent condition having completed a maintenance check and survey in spring 2014 by Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
investment: £31,100 target: £300,000 pre-money valuation: £900,000
status: Expired
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Rentivo are building a new platform that aims to help owners & managers take control of their vacation rental business through technology and data. When guests are booking a rental, Rentivo will take payments, whilst guests are staying in your home Rentivo will manage your bookings and put your business on autopilot.
investment: £357,940 target: £250,000 pre-money valuation: £1,117,615
status: Funded
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Chic Retreats Leisure and Tourism EIS
A boutique hotel aggregator aiming to provide travellers with the perfect place to stay. Chic Retreats work with hotel operators to provide a universal and less cumbersome digital interface for travellers to find a hotel with the bespoke experience they desire, all from one website.
investment: £708,150 target: £1,000,000 pre-money valuation: £4,000,000
status: Expired
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HolidayHomeNation.com Leisure and Tourism EIS
Holiday Home Nation are committed to providing villa holidays to the general public and want you to get involved in their story. The Opportunity The market size in Europe is €20 Billion and if you include the USA it ... Read more
investment: £1,000 target: £100,000 pre-money valuation: £566,667
status: Expired
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Horizon Guides Leisure and Tourism EIS
Horizon Guides publish digital travel guides for activities worldwide. The guides are free to download and generate leads for partner travel companies at 80% less than usual costs. Travel businesses currently can spend upward of $200 per lead on Google Adwords and Horizon Guides aims to disrupt digital advertising for the travel industry.  
investment: £48,620 target: £150,000 pre-money valuation: £699,858
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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IHUMAN FITNESS LTD. Leisure and Tourism SEIS
iHuman Fitness Ltd brings the gym into the 21st century. The company offers fitness classes that move away from conventional gyming methods – big room with lots of people and perspiration – instead downsizing it into compact, personal training sessions where people interact with instructors on a human level. Sessions are a maximum of five, meaning a low ratio of participants to instructors. The company established its flagship gym in St. John’s Wood in May 2014. Since then it has grown to run 8 classes a day with 371 members. Along with its pop-up gym in Canary Wharf, which has attracted 100’s of people through its doors since opening in Summer 2015, the company is currently making sales of £7,560. With £80,000 investment for 10% of the business, iHuman Fitness will open a second permanent location in Canary Wharf – to be called The Office – with its pop-up site proving that there is a market for its popular take on fitness in the area. All going well, a third branch will open in Liverpool street by the end of 2016, and with all three sites bringing in business, by the end of 2018, the company expects to make total revenues of £1,876,700. The idea for iHuman was born from a rather somber chain of events. Owner Mohamed El-Kadey was only young when he suffered the loss his father to a heart attack. At the age of 26 he realised his own health was taking a downward spiral and feared he might suffer the same health issues as his late dad. This prompted him to re-evaluate his health and fitness, taking on a variety of fitness challenges including the London 2010, Berlin 2011, and Paris 2013 marathons as well as taking a new approach to nutrition. He decided he wanted to help people benefit from health and fitness – much in the same way he has in an attempt to prevent ill health for as many people as he could reach. This led to the opening of the first of his gym’s in 2014, offering small scale fitness classes that enable participants to actually learn about health and nutrition on a personal basis from instructors.
investment: £13,320 target: £80,000 pre-money valuation: £720,000
status: Expired
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Ski Slipper attaches to your skis in seconds and enables you to reach the slopes without any of the stresses and strains normally associated with carrying your skis. After attaching Ski Slipper, your skis slide effortlessly along behind you. Ski Slipper works on all surfaces – snow, grass, gravel, tarmac or paved. Ski Slipper is ideal for both adults and children. It is durable, light and easy to fit. The flexible design stows into its own pouch which can be slipped into a jacket pocket.
investment: £33,734 target: £120,000 pre-money valuation: £179,925
status: Expired
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MyBreakTrip Leisure and Tourism EIS
MyBreakTrip is a new travel website offering an all in one trip booking experience for medium to large groups. MyBreakTrip allows users to plan their trips, communicate with eachother, collect and compare quotes and pay individually.
investment: £24,230 target: £250,000 pre-money valuation: £1,000,000
status: Funded
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Essential Escapes Leisure and Tourism
Essential Escapes have created a personal holiday service which tailors holidays for each client and their family. They specialise in holidays for families with young children and currently mainly supply summer holidays in Europe but are expanding to supply winter sun holidays and skiing holidays. 
investment: £21,810 target: £300,000 pre-money valuation: £1,200,000
status: Expired
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  • Internet Business Awards Category Award Winner 2015
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