Great ideas get recognised
by Isabel Conway –
Irish travel start- up The Freebird Club is flying high to raise investment for Global expansion after winning two out of three awards in the United Nations World Tourism Start up competition.
Traveltimes.ie loves initiatives who promote sustainability and also transform how travellers find their way around the world, experiencing tourism that is authentic in every way.
The Freebird Club is a peer-to-peer travel and homestay club for older adults enabling Freebirds members to book social homestays with each other, based on shared interests and compatibility.
“Connecting senior explorers through meaningful travel” is its mission.
It’s a brilliant idea, sociable and forward thinking , giving those who are happily retired and wish to fulfil a dream – whether that’s an around the world trip, or a quick flit to Italy or one of the new central European city destinations – the tools and means to earn extra money through their homes while meeting new people at the opposite end.
The start-up awards in Madrid organised by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) saw Freebird win the sustainability and investment partner awards, beating 3.000 start- ups from 133 countries.
“Winning these awards – especially the sustainability Award – provides immense validation for what we are trying to do in terms of social inclusion for older people. It is also game changing in terms of our global ambitions” said Freebird Club founder and CEO Peter Mangan.
See www.freebirdclub.com for more information or +353-1-6913300 if you love this Ireland based new tourism innovation.