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gtrot launches 'gtrot Deals' to help travelers find relevant deals for their trip
Tuesday March 8, 2011 – Social travel site gtrot.com announced today the public launch of gtrot Deals, a feature that connects travelers with the best daily deals in their destinations.
"There are literally hundreds of daily deal sites, like Groupon and LivingSocial, that offer huge savings to locals," said Brittany Laughlin, co-founder of gtrot. "We make these deals accessible to travelers, hand-picking the best ones and sending them straight to users’ inboxes in advance of their trip."
Travelers who share plans on gtrot will receive a daily email starting 10 days before their trip with the best deals available for purchase that day and redeemable in their destination.
"This feature is yet another benefit of sharing travel plans with friends on gtrot.com," said Zachary Smith, co-founder and CEO. "Now users can find Facebook friends with overlapping plans, get advice from friends who have been to their destination, and discover great deals on everything from events and activities to restaurants and nightlife."
Previously, travelers hoping to take advantage of local daily deals would have to subscribe to the city's feed on various deal sites, sort through multiple emails every day for relevant offers, and then unsubscribe after their trip. "We take out all the leg work, find only the most relevant deals for travelers from hundreds of sites, and email them to users until the end of their trip," explained Laughlin. "This feature will open up daily deals to many more travelers and save them hundreds of dollars as they explore their destinations."
The gtrot Deals feature currently covers 20 destinations in the U.S., and the company is in talks with major deal sites to add support for international cities in the coming weeks.
About us: gtrot.com makes travel more social by helping users share travel plans and experiences with Facebook friends. Travelers can see where friends are going for the holidays, who's been to a destination they're visiting, and which friends will be nearby. We also make it easy for travelers to discover things to do based on recommendations gathered in real-time from friends and daily deals available in their destination. Our users are currently sharing trips to more than 30,000 destinations worldwide. Visit our website https://gtrot.com and find us on Twitter @gtrot.
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gtrot makes it easy to share travel plans and experiences with friends. Add your past trips and upcoming plans in seconds, post tips about your favorite destinations and attractions, and connect your Foursquare account to track and share the places you visit on each trip. Easily see where your Facebook friends are going for the holidays, what they recommend doing, who will be nearby, and much more. It's travel made simple and social.
gtrot took top prize at the 2009 Harvard College i3 Innovation Challenge. Rapid campus growth has drawn coverage from NYT & Boston Globe.