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Do YOU have what it takes to win? HOW TO ENTER


ave you got an an amazing idea for a new travel business or concept but lack the funding to get it off the ground?


If so, make sure you don’t miss this


incredible opportunity to win a £100,000 investment pot created by four travel industry investors. Travel Weekly’s Te £100k Pitch competition


offers budding entrepreneurs the chance to put forward their ideas in an atempt to secure investment and support from the investors. It forms part of our 50th anniversary


celebrations, as well as marking 10 years of innovation as an independent business with an entrepreneurial approach.


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ravel Weekly’s The £100k Pitch competition is open to any UK-based start-up in the travel industry or an existing UK firm seeking investment for a new concept or idea for the sector. Entrants are invited to submit their business idea in writing. Entries close at midnight on Wednesday, July 31. A shortlist will be drawn up based on the written submissions. Finalists will be invited to take part in The £100k Pitch this autumn to present their ideas to the investors. All submissions will be treated in confidence. However, details of the finalists’ entries and pitches,


including commercial rationale and targets, will form part of the editorial coverage of the competition within the T


ravel Weekly portfolio. T ravel Weekly is solely the promoter of the competition. The


winning entrant(s) will be responsible for agreeing all legal and commercial agreements and terms with the investors. To put forward your submission, head to: comp.travelweekly.co.uk/100kPitch


ABOUT OUR INVESTORS KANE PIRIE


Kane is managing director and founder of VIVID Travel, a bespoke online tour operator launched in 2017, and is co-founder and former chief executive of Travel Republic.


IRENE HAYS


Irene is chair of the Hays Travel Group board and has more than four decades’ experience in supporting business start-ups and growth, and major international investments in the UK.


AVIS: DRIVING INNOVATION Avis is delighted to be a part of T


ANDREW BOTTERILL


Andrew is executive chairman of UK travel investment firm Travcorp Holdings. The company’s current investments include long- haul operator Destination2.co.uk and OTA holidaygems. co.uk


STEVE BACON


Steve is a former chief financial officer of Cruise.co.uk and was instrumental in the sale of the business to Bridgepoint Development Capital in 2016 and the acquisition of German-based Kreuzfahrt berater.de.


ravel Weekly’s 50th celebrations. The travel industry is well known for its entrepreneurs and it’s great to be encouraging talent and innovation through the next generation of industry leaders and The 100k Pitch. Julia Kemp, director of international sales & partnerships, Avis Budget Group


PICTURES: Shutterstock; Steve Dunlop; Dave Phillips Photography; Iain Buist


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