Intercity coach provider, Snap, which uses local independent operators to put on convenient coach trips, is back at the end of September after its summer pause.
Thomas Ableman, CEO of Snap, posted on the company’s blog: “I created Snap because, for too long, travel has been monopolised by a small number of big companies, pushing prices up and service quality down.
“Snap is on a mission to change travel for good; using technology to make it convenient, affordable and enjoyable.
“We have now closed a new funding round (led by ADV) to enable us to accelerate that mission. In that context, when we paused in the summer, we were overwhelmed by emails, social messages (and the odd phone call!) asking us to crowdfund. Now we’ve raised an institutional round, we’re delighted to be able to give you – our users – the chance to share in our future success. We’ll be on Seedrs by the end of the month.
“Some people undoubtedly thought, when Snap paused, that we had folded. However, as we said at the time, we took a responsible decision to protect the interests of our customers and operators. Many firms in the travel sector keep running trips even while the bank balance depletes, and then end up leaving customers stranded and operators out of pocket. That is not the Snap approach and never will be.”
Trips recommence from 27 September, and can be booked now. Trips available are Bristol to London and Nottingham to London.