Drive Pitch Deck Flipbook Edition

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“Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.” Warren Buffet

HISTORY & PROOF OF CONCEPT 41 Year History 1982 - 2023 Sold Hotel Coupons in 2001 for $25,000,000 Over 1,000,000,000 (billion) guides distributed 25,000 Freeway & highway distribution locations* Distribution and advertising sales in 45 States

National recognition among Hoteliers & Travelers Over 300 employees across the US* $500 Million dollars in total revenue* Reacquired Hotel Coupons in February 2022 * At its peak

OTA – VC FUNDING & EXITS Online Travel Agency (OTA)

Averages (not including Priceline/Booking)

VC Funding

Sale Price

$77 M

$108 Billion*

$60 M

$3.6 Billion

$100 M

$1.8 Billion

$270 M

$1.3 Billion

$55 M

$1.2 Billion*

$96 M

$280 Million

$140 M

$440 Million

$120 M $2.1 Billion

Current Travel Agency Launches $409 M

$1.3 Billion*

$100 M $1.0 Billion Target Funding *Bookings Holdings market cap, they have not sold *Trivago sold a majority stake to Expedia *Travel Perk current market valuation is $1.3B

Target Sale Price


Innovative Product

Market Timing

Qualified Leadership & Industry Experience

Launch Plan

Marketing Plan

User Demographics

Traveler Feedback

Hotel Advertisers

Corporate Structure


Home Plan Share Trip AI Savings


Road trips have been on the rise for the past 10 years 87% of US miles traveled in 2022 were by car

Inflation •

Inflation can impact the cost of hotel stays and overall travel cost. Travelers may need to be more selective in choosing more affordable vacation alternatives or consider options to manage expenses.

Travel Deals •

According to CNBC, 92% of travelers say they are looking for deals on travel

Void in the Market •

The demise of print media has left travelers struggling to find hotel deals along America’s highways Consumers searching for travel deals can spend hours in frustration

Target Drive Market Travelers • • •

Last minute room sales increase revenue per available room The current softening of the travel market motivates businesses GEO rates provide in market targeting of travelers

Market Frustration •

Hoteliers in the US are looking for more affordable methods for driving new Guest to their hotels. Online travel agencies charge 15% to 25% commissions on every room booked

THE DREAM TEAM Founder & CEO – Steve J. Lewis • • •

Entrepreneur with 33 years experience Drive market traveler expert Sold Hotel Coupons in $14.7 M

President - Confidential • • •

Proven Leader Twenty six (12) years HC experience Hospitality Technology Expert

COO – David Cushman • • •

GM & Operations at Hotel Coupons 20 Years experience 2003-2023 Highway distribution expert

CTO – Alkis Pananakis • • •

Sr. Product UI/UX Designer 9 Years mobile app experience Einstein Green Card by US Government (Top 1% Worldwide)

VC Consultant – Joe Clark • •

Successful Founder & Board Advisor 20 Years experience in Venture Capital Funding

Drive Team Staff (18) Production Mgr. Tim 25 Years Client Services Kathie 20 Years

Major Accounts Nancy 20 Years Philippine Staffing is at 50%

THE LAUNCH PLAN MVP Launch the minimal viable product (MVP) in Florida from JanMarch 2024

AB Testing Utilize AB testing to analyze our advertising and campaign results Jan-Mar 2024

Traveler Feedback Leverage early adopter data within the app through analytics and in app user feedback

Venture Capital Funding Once the MVP is finished in March our Venture Capital funding will commence in April of 2024

Phase II Launch Launch phase II expansion in the summer of 2024 to include four additional features

MARKETING PLAN MOBILE APP STORE ADVERTISING 60% of mobile app downloads come from users searching on Apple & Android Stores

SOCIAL MEDIA Hire the top 5 Social Media travel influencers and target travelers headed to Florida on TikTok, Facebook, X & Instagram

VISITOR & WELCOME CENTERS Setup and promotional booths at visitor and welcome centers at entry to Florida.

QR CODE BILLBOARD MARKETING Southbound billboard campaign along Georgia’s 95 & 75

HOTEL COUPON ADVERTISING Target southbound travelers to Florida in 6 coupon guides & with 2,500 freeway QR codes

USER DEMOGRAPHICS To gather advanced Coupon traveler demographics better, we promoted a cash giveaway on the back of all our six guides for the past 12 months.

Here are the user demographics Gen-X (Age 4-56) Gen-X travelers were the largest percentage with 31%

Millennials (Age 27-42) Millennials travelers came in 2nd place with a 28% response

Baby Boomers (Age 57-55) Baby Boomers came in 3rd place with a 19% response

Gen-Z & Silent Generation Gen-Z travelers (15%) and the silent generation was (7%)

COUPON TRAVELER FEEDBACK Eleven features were displayed for travelers to choose from.

Approximately 88% of entered the contest by QR scan with only 12% sending in their entry by US mail.

Here is the traveler feedback Last Minute Hotel Discounts 1. Hotel discounts ranked number 1

Restaurant Discounts 2. Restaurant discounts came in 2nd

Attraction Discounts 3. Attraction discounts came in at third

Additional Rankings 4. Cheap gas 5. Things to do

6. City guides & info 7. Camping discounts

MVP HOTEL ADVERTISERS 500 Florida Hotels Sign-ups Bharat Patel, the current Chairman of AAHOA is assisting our efforts to sign up the 300 Florida AAHOA members

AAHOA Support Bharat Patel, the current Chairman of AAHOA is assisting our efforts to sign up the 300 Florida AAHOA members

Direct Mail Marketing The direct mail campaign launches November 6 targeting 5,000 Florida Hotels

Gujarati Referral Networking Referral incentives offered to all hotel owners

Hotel Coupon Clients Sign up Hotel Coupons advertiser clients and former clients

CORPORATE STRUCTURE Delaware C-Corp Drive Enterprises Inc., a Delaware C-Corporation was formed to structure the organization to best fit the industry norms of venture capital investors.

Seed Capital Round I We have currently raised $840,000 in seed capital funding with three investors.

Seed Capital Round II Our seed capital funding will close on December 31, 2023 or earlier, depending on the capital raised. Our target goal is to raise between $250,000 to $500,000. T

Venture Capital Funding Drive Enterprises will begin it’s venture capital fund raising efforts with a goal of $25,000,000 for round I. The need for additional rounds will be determined on an as need basis.

Hotel Coupons LLC & Drive Enterprises Inc., assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this pitch deck. The information contained is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.

Enjoy the Journey... as much as the destination

Steve J. Lewis

CEO & Founder Drive & Hotel Coupons M: (619) 922-8439

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