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Online travel specialist announces partnership with Olympic Boxer Mandy Bujold for 2nd annual travel documentary film fest

TORONTO – September 19, 2016 – It’s fight or flight, or maybe both!

Travelcuts has announced that heavy hitter, Olympian Mandy Bujold will be joining the team, as part of this year’s TRAVELCUTS TRAVEL DOC FILM FEST.

Fresh from the Rio 2016 Olympics, the ten-time national champion, has once again partnered with Travelcuts to capture the attention of young travelers and encourage them to see the world their way. Bujold has been sharing her travel experiences, especially surrounding her recent travels in and around the 2016 Olympics and hopes young Canadians are inspired to travel and explore the world off-the-beaten-path.

“Having Mandy on-board and supporting this year’s film festival was a natural fit,” says Luisa Pannozzi, Marketing Director, travelcuts. “She is able to offer young travelers an insider look at her travel experiences and get them thinking about travel in a whole new way, which is exactly what the film festival is all about.”

Bujold will attending the film festival on Thursday, October 6 at Toronto’s BrainStation – formerly the city’s most recognized hostel – to meet and greet guests. She will be joined by fellow Travelcuts partners, G Adventures and Contiki representatives, who will be showcasing the latest and greatest in travel experiences and technology, including interactive virtual reality.

This year’s festival will be an evening of food, drink and travel talk by industry experts. It will also feature films shot and edited by last year’s three finalists highlighting the world through their eyes, and of course 2016’s top three submissions.
With the submission period officially closed, the Travelcuts judging panel will now narrow down the top three videos to be shown at the event, based on national entries received from August 18 to September 15. And, beginning September 23, Canadians will be asked to vote for their favorite video. The winner, announced live at the film festival, will win $5,000 in travel.

For complete show information visit: travelcuts.com/filmfest. Follow us on Twitter: @travelcuts and like us on Facebook.

FESTIVAL DETAILS

Where BrainStation – 460 King Street West
When Thursday, October 6th 7 – 9 p.m.
Cost $5 – Available on Event Brite *100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to WaterAid

For further information, please contact:

Nicola Conte| nicola@punchcanada.com| 416-360-6522 x 231
Sarah Zajac| sarah@punchcanada.com | 416.360.6522 x 235

About Travelcuts
Travelcuts is a trusted Canadian travel company. At one time located on university campuses, today Travelcuts is an online-exclusive brand, but continues to focus on searching out and delivering the best deals on everything from flights and hotels to all-inclusive vacations and tours. Travelcuts is owned by Merit Travel Group, a privately held, owner managed company established in 1991 by its current shareholders, Michael Merrithew and Louise de Grandpré.

About Mandy Bujold
Mandy Bujold (born July 25, 1987) is a Canadian 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 ten Canadian National Championships, three 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.