About Us

Global Travel Investments Ltd


Helping new travel businesses reach their full potential



Launched in 2010 by Mike Howarth, an aviation entrepreneur with an extensive track record in airports, airlines and air service development, GTI’s mission statement has been to invest in new travel business opportunities and help entrepreneurs turn their travel business ideas into reality.


Our promise to you as a new business is that for the right opportunity we will go beyond ordinary expectations of what a fledgling business owner can expect from the post-investment stage. We provide expertise in everything from business management and development, sales, marketing as well as finance if necessary - with a level of input and attention to detail that will leave you feeling glad we are part of your team.


We welcome enquiries from new travel business entrepreneurs, start-up firms as well as more established travel businesses.



Global Travel Investments (GTI) bridges the gap between traditional investor knowledge and the new entrepreneurialism that deserves to get its chance.


Sadly, we recognise that many great start-up ideas struggle to attract the investment they deserve or even the time for a decent hearing. Banks and traditional investment houses, especially in the current climate, often lack the courage to take on bold, new ideas or to even consider them. Sometimes this can be due to a lack of specific industry knowledge and expertise. That’s where GTI comes in. We are a focused but friendly and approachable team, specialising in investments of the financial and skills kind, in the industry that we know best – the travel industry. We pride ourselves on our ability to identify opportunities within the global travel industry and our aptitude for innovating, predicting and reacting to changing market conditions.



Headquartered in Manchester, UK, GTI’s focus is emerging markets with offices and Travel Angels .


While we consider investment openings in any geographical location, with our worldwide network of Travel Angels, GTI focus markets are:


  • Poland and the Baltics
  • SE Europe/Balkans
  • The CIS/Eurasia
  • Middle East
  • India
  • China
  • SE Asia
  • Latin America


To find out more simply telephone for a free, confidential assessment. Or email us with some information about your business proposal and we will contact you at a time to suit.



Mike Howarth, Chairman & CEO
Global Travel Investments Ltd 



  • Chairman & CEO, Global Travel Investments Ltd


  • Chairman & CEO, Route Development Group
  • Queen’s Award for Enterprise Winner, International Trade - 2007
  • UK Government Adviser on Airports, UK Airport Advisory Council
  • Creator & Managing Director of ‘Routes’, the World Route Development Forum and Route Regional Events
  • Founder & Managing Director of ASM, Airport Strategy & Marketing Ltd
  • Hub Development Manager, Lufthansa Business / Air
  • Head of Scheduled Air Service Development, Manchester International Airport
  • Market Planning Manager, Manchester International Airport