Articles tagged “secret escapes”

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?

4 months ago

Secret Escapes Raises $111 Million in a Flash Sales Revival: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Secret Escapes Raises $111 Million in a Flash Sales Revival: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Groupon may have its struggles and many similar sites have gone out of business, but travel flash sales have a stubborn persistence — even if they would probably get additional traction in more perilous economic times.

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

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.

3 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

Secret Escapes Buys German Rival Following Google Ventures Investment

Secret Escapes Buys German Rival Following Google Ventures Investment

Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg

The flash sale game is still about building one relationship after another and acquihiring can be faster than building your own team.

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