FreeGroupon is well known as a daily deals provider whether it’s electronics, clothes, local activities, services, food, and more. They also offer deals on travel, though the expenditures of over $1,000 aren’t like the impulse buys everywhere else on Groupon. You can get the travel deals on the standard site, and the app, but they always seem out of place, or at least deserving of special attention since they’re such large expenditures. Enter Groupon Getaways, which is an app dedicated to travel deals from a hotel for a night to a two week trip half way around the world.
One of the most obvious components of Groupon Getaways is the near me tonight section, which is a direct competitor to Hotel Tonight. Having more choices for a hotel for the night is definitely not a bad thing, especially since in our testing Groupon has partnerships with different hotels giving you more choices. Not only that, but the listings makes it easy to quickly browse with a scrolling list of thumbnails of the properties accented by price, and star rating. The highlight of the app though, is the getaways page with deals sorted by themes including based on price with air included, beach, outdoors, romantic, international, and more. Each listing provides a similar scrolling list of images, but now with dreamy itineraries like an 11 day trip to New Zealand, Danube river cruise, Bahamas resort, or France tour. The app presents these big ticket items beautifully, while making the purchase process simple even with all of the trip details.
Groupon Getaways (Free, iPhone) is a valuable travel utility to make it easy whether you’re looking for a hotel for the night, or your next big vacation.