CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Groupon announced a significant expansion of its Groupon Getaways marketplace with the addition of approximately 20,000 new hotels in all of the most popular destinations around the world. With the addition of these new properties to Getaways’ already popular up-to-60-percent-off Flash Deals, travelers can now find a hotel through Groupon for every major travel destination providing consumers with even more opportunities to save money when they travel. Plus, anyone who makes a reservation at one of the approximately 20,000 new properties receives 5 percent back in the form of Groupon Bucks to use toward a future Groupon purchase.
After a successful pilot, the expanded Groupon Getaways marketplace is now available to anyone in the United States and Canada via the Groupon mobile app and the Web. All hotels are chosen by the Getaways team based on price, star rating and location. In addition, most hotels in the Getaways marketplace have a booking calendar, which eliminates the need for vouchers and lets consumers select and confirm the exact dates they want to travel based on price and room availability.
“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.”
The expanded Groupon Getaways marketplace is initially available to Groupon subscribers in the United States and Canada, with plans to launch globally later in 2014. Popular destinations in the marketplace include: New York, Paris, Cancun, Orlando, Las Vegas, San Diego and Chicago.
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About Groupon Getaways
Founded in 2011, Groupon Getaways is Groupon’s mobile and online travel channel with a global presence in more than 40 countries. Whether you’re searching for inspiration or ready to book now, Getaways always has what you’re looking for at the best possible value. Find inspiration from our proprietary Flash Deals at rates of up to 60 percent off or search approximately 20,000 hotels in all of the most popular destinations around the world.
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