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9-time National Champion, Mandy Bujold and travelcuts Pair Up

Documenting her journey to the Olympic qualifiers, in pursuit of the Rio 2016 Olympics

TORONTO – JANUARY 19, 2016 – Travelcuts is announcing a new partnership with Mandy Bujold, Boxer for the Canadian National Team. This commitment will make travelcuts the travel partner for Mandy’s national and international competitions this year.

The opportunity to be Mandy Bujold’s travel partner is a natural alignment for Travelcuts. With a track record of continuous community involvement, and a successful boxing career (including becoming the only female boxer in history to win 2 Pan American Games titles), Mandy exemplifies drive and energy.

“It’s a privilege to support a Canadian athlete that not only represents perseverance and success, but one that is a good role model.” Says Jason Merrithew, Vice President, Travelcuts. “We’re happy to align ourselves with those traits, and happy to help make Mandy’s travels a lot easier.”

As part of this relationship, Travelcuts wants to give its followers and clients an insider’s look at Mandy’s successful journey, especially as it leads her to Rio 2016.

“We have an opportunity, through this partnership, to really give an authentic look into the life of a Canadian athlete as she prepares for competitions, qualifiers and, ultimately, the Olympics.” Adds Merrithew. “And in true Travelcuts style, we don’t want to keep that to ourselves. We’ll be sharing her personal journey and travel preparations with our online community.”

The social media initiative is aimed to provide Travelcuts followers an insider’s look at a day in the life of an athlete preparing for competition and travel. For two weeks leading up to the Olympic qualifiers in Argentina, Mandy will be taking over the Travelcuts Instagram account and posting her “road to the fight”. This will be everything from meal time, training, downtime and everything in between.

“I’m looking forward to an incredible 2016 with Travelcuts. The Instagram takeover is a great opportunity to engage with everyone on a more personal level. This year will be an exciting one for me, and I look forward to sharing the moments with everyone.” Says Mandy Bujold.

About Mandy Bujold
Mandy Bujold (born July 25, 1987) is a Canadian amateur boxer, whose career was launched following a successful 2006 when she claimed the Canadian National Championship and Boxer of the Year titles. Weighing in at 51 kg (112 lbs.), she has made her way as a Fly Weight Champion, with a trail of titles and victories following her. Included amongst her many achievements are 9 Canadian National Championships, 3 Continental Championships, a Gold medal at the first Pan-American Games and a Bronze medal at the first Commonwealth Games that included women’s boxing. Most recently during the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games Mandy successfully defended her title and became the only female boxer in history to win 2 Pan American Games titles.

About Travelcuts
Travelcuts is Canada’s premier youth travel company. Travelcuts provides access to exclusive discounts on all aspects of your travel plans, from flights to accommodations and tours in an easy to navigate online experience. Supported by expert travel consultants, Travelcuts clients enjoy access to exceptional experiences and adventures. Find in-depth destination content, tips and resources or satisfy your research needs and curiosity before booking your trip! For more information visit www.travelcuts.com or contact media@merit.ca

For more information or to setup an interview, please contact:

Luisa Pannozzi
Marketing Director
Travelcuts
416-581-1469 x 4216
luisa.pannozzi@merit.ca