Lovetovisit.com will get £2.1M to fund growth

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Lovetovisit.com, a platform for reserving points of interest and experiences in the UK, has raised £2.1 million to spice up its plans to nook the nation’s home journey market.

The brand new funding comprised £600,000 from the corporate’s founders, with the stability coming from angel and company traders, together with £250,000 from Zip World, which provides zip strains and different adventures throughout the U.Ok.

Lovetovisit.com CEO Fed Pereira known as the 2 firms an awesome match.

“We have already got the most important bookable stock of ‘issues to do’ within the U.Ok. Now with Zip World’s funding we are able to proceed our progress and maximize alternative within the £24 billon U.Ok. shopper market,” he stated. “In the end, it would result in a rise of bookings throughout the business, exposing audiences to extra ‘issues to do’ inspiration than ever earlier than.”

Zip World founder and CEO Sean Taylor known as the partnership an announcement concerning the significance of tech innovation and robust digital content material.

“Shoppers need selection, they need discovery and reserving to be easy, and so they need the web expertise to be enjoyable,” he stated. “That’s precisely what Lovetovisit.com provides.”

Lovetovisit.com has plans to supply much more. The corporate stated further fundraising rounds are deliberate for a launch within the United Arab Emirates within the first half of this yr and in the US earlier than the top of the yr. The goal is to develop month-to-month customers to 10 million by then.

Launched in 2022, Lovetovisit.com’s digital platform permits shoppers to browse and e-book from a listing of hundreds of points of interest, experiences, actions, theaters and occasions with out having to depart the platform or pay membership charges. It additionally permits smaller companies and experiences to digitize ticket gross sales, whereas growing their publicity to the platform’s 3 million present month-to-month customers. 

“This an awesome instance of two modern Welsh firms working collectively, and we’re actually enthusiastic about its potential,” Zip World’s Taylor stated. “We’ve been investing considerably in Zip World to cement our place as a world-class attraction group and now, via this partnership, we’re investing in the way forward for the home tourism business.”

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