Articles tagged “flash sales”

Secret Escapes Boosts European Reach With Irish Acquisition

Secret Escapes Boosts European Reach With Irish Acquisition

Patrick Whyte, Skift

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?

7 months ago

Travel Companies Join the Thanksgiving Holiday Sales Frenzy

Travel Companies Join the Thanksgiving Holiday Sales Frenzy

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

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.

2 years ago

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

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

Sean O'Neill, Skift

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.

2 years ago

This Cyber Monday, Get Up to 50% Off Skift Premium Products

This Cyber Monday, Get Up to 50% Off Skift Premium Products

Rafat Ali, Skift

Get the best Cyber Monday deals in travel today with discounts on our premium products.

3 years ago

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

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

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

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.

4 years ago

Jetsetter Outsources Hotel Flash Sales to Secret Escapes

Jetsetter Outsources Hotel Flash Sales to Secret Escapes

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

4 years ago

Google Ventures Leads $60 Million Round for Secret Escapes

Google Ventures Leads $60 Million Round for Secret Escapes

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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

4 years ago

Groupon Launches Standalone Travel App

Groupon Launches Standalone Travel App

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

5 years ago

Groupon Pushes Hotels Front and Center in Updated Mobile Apps

Groupon Pushes Hotels Front and Center in Updated Mobile Apps

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

5 years ago

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

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

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

6 years ago

Skift Business Traveler: Cyber Monday, American-US Air Merger and the Start of Holiday Travel

6 years ago

Starwood Launches the Weirdest Hotel Flash Sales on the Internet

Starwood Launches the Weirdest Hotel Flash Sales on the Internet

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Starwood's new hotel flash sales site has little flash, and it is a bad move to jump through hoops about your exclusive sales when in reality you can find the same hotel deals all over the Internet. Bad move.

6 years ago