Articles tagged “flash sales”

Online Travel

Secret Escapes Boosts European Reach With Irish Acquisition

Secret Escapes continues its acquisition spree. The question is what comes next: Will it opt for an IPO or might a buyer be waiting in the wings?

Secret Escapes Boosts European Reach With Irish Acquisition

Online Travel

Travel Companies Join the Thanksgiving Holiday Sales Frenzy

Here's a selection of deals for travel in the next several months that will be on sale around the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., as hotels, travel agencies, and online companies join a broader advertising trend.

Travel Companies Join the Thanksgiving Holiday Sales Frenzy

Online Travel

Secret Escapes Is Growing on Acquisitions and Flash Sales’ Stubborn Viability

The conventional wisdom has been that flash sales can't be a profitable model during economic good times. The apparent success of Secret Escapes puts the lie to that notion.

Secret Escapes Is Growing on Acquisitions and Flash Sales’ Stubborn Viability

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Gilt Gets Back Into Flash Travel Sales With Help From Secret Escapes

We're not sure that there's more of a market for flash sales now than there was in 2013, but we do know that expectations are vastly lower. And we know that Secret Escapes is now the only real player with this deal, its own site, and a similar agreement with, ironically, Jetsetter.

Gilt Gets Back Into Flash Travel Sales With Help From Secret Escapes

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Jetsetter Outsources Hotel Flash Sales to Secret Escapes

Jetsetter still sees value in flash sales but it is such a small part of parent company TripAdvisor's overall business that it saw value in farming out that part of the business to Secret Escapes, which focuses on flash sales 24/7.

Jetsetter Outsources Hotel Flash Sales to Secret Escapes

Online Travel

Google Ventures Leads $60 Million Round for Secret Escapes

Flash sales or not, travelers will find value in Secret Escapes if it can indeed negotiate exclusive deals.

Google Ventures Leads $60 Million Round for Secret Escapes

Online Travel

Groupon Launches Standalone Travel App

Travel is still a relatively small portion of the overall Groupon business, although the segment notched solid revenue growth in the third quarter. The issue for Groupon in travel is whether a standalone app will make much of a difference as the popularity of flash sales seems to be diminishing.

Groupon Launches Standalone Travel App

Online Travel

Groupon Pushes Hotels Front and Center in Updated Mobile Apps

Will Groupon emerge as a larger player in online hotel sales? It's possible, but the necessary focus probably isn't there, and flash sales aren't on anyone's 2014 trends list.

Groupon Pushes Hotels Front and Center in Updated Mobile Apps

Online Travel

Expedia Loses Co-Branding With Groupon on Travel Flash Sales Product

Groupon and Expedia have downgraded their partnership. Whether it was a mutual decision as both parties claim or push came to shove, it was clear that these two big brands weren't going to smoothly co-exist forever.

Expedia Loses Co-Branding With Groupon on Travel Flash Sales Product