Groupon and Expedia Join for Groupon Getaways
Daily deals site Groupon has just announced a partnership with online travel company Expedia to bring deals to travel. The service will be called “Groupon Getaways” and will start in the U.S. and Canada with plans to expand to other countries in the near future.
Apparently, the travel deals will work the same way as Groupon daily deals. Customers will have a limited amount of time to buy certain deals for future use. No word on whether or not there will be the same kind of buyer minimums for activation. According to Expedia, “discounts will be significant, typically around 50 percent off retail rates found at other online travel sites.” This sounds consistent with the type of discounts currently offered by Groupon.
Although the deals won’t start rolling in until late June, customers can sign up to be on the email mailing list, just like with Groupon’s regular daily deals. It looks like it is an entirely separate email list from the standard deals.
According to Tech Crunch, the deals will most likely be regional, instead of super specific and local. They also say that Groupon was also in talks with Priceline and Travelocity before making the final deal with Expedia.