Groupon Expands 'Getaways' With 20,000 New Hotels

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Groupon announced a major expansion of its Groupon Getaways offering today with the addition of 20 thousand new hotels around the world.

Groupon Getaways first launched in 2011 as a partnership with Expedia, but recently launched this expansion in pilot. Availability has now come to all of the U.S. and Canada.

Groupon Getaaways includes up-to-60% off flash deals for travelers, and customers who make reservations at one of the newly added properties will get 5% back in Groupon Bucks.

“Searching for a hotel can be a very time-consuming process, with most travel sites showing hundreds of listings for each destination. We’re providing travelers with only the best options at the best prices, so they have no reason to go anywhere other than Groupon,” said Simon Goodall, VP and GM of Groupon Getaways. “By expanding our selection, we’re giving travelers literally tens of thousands of reasons to check Groupon first.”

“Searching for a hotel on Groupon is also ideal for mobile, which is becoming one of the most popular ways for consumers to book travel,” said Goodall. “When paired with Groupon’s outstanding mobile experience, travelers can now book the perfect trip and get the best deals nearby - all at the same time.”

Last year, Groupon acquired Blink, the "last-minute" travel app, and further integration of that into Groupon's services is reportedly next on the agenda for Groupon's travel-related efforts.

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Chris Crum

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