Gtrot.com and Local Offer Network Connect Travelers With Local Deals in Four Countries
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - Social travel site gtrot.com announced today a partnership with Local Offer Network to bring the daily and local deals phenomenon to travel enthusiasts. The partnership enables gtrot.com users who have shared their upcoming travel plans to receive curated local deals for the cities they will visit during their trip.
The partnership overcomes two major challenges for deal-savvy travelers. First, it offers an easy way for travelers to discover new and exciting restaurants, adventures, spas, shops and entertainment in their destination city. Second, by automatically gathering and packaging deals and promotions, the combined offering saves significant time and frustration at a time when new deal sites and countless promotions are now available.
Gtrot users who share their travel plans with friends through gtrot.com now have access to gtrot Deals in more than 100 destinations in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, beginning five days before their trip. Gtrot Deals are selected from thousands of deals aggregated each day by Local Offer Network's DealWire™ platform, which indexes, categorizes and organizes deals from across the web.
"Our users are social and they tend to be deal-savvy. They're traveling to see and do new things; however, like most travelers they want to save money on those experiences," said Brittany Laughlin, co-founder of gtrot.com. "Local Offer Network's platform provided a turnkey way for us to give our users access to the best deals in the city they're visiting at the most opportune time in their trip planning process."
Travelers will receive a list of the top daily deals on each of the five days leading up to their trip, with new deals each day. Once the trip is complete, gtrot users will automatically stop receiving gtrot Deal alerts, eliminating unwanted emails.
"This partnership integrates three of the most pervasive online pursuits: travel, social networking and deals," said Dan Hess, CEO and co-founder of Local Offer Network. "We are delighted to work with gtrot to ensure that travelers enjoy the greatest savings on the best experiences during each trip."
To socialize your travel experience, visit www.gtrot.com.
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.
About Local Offer Network
Local Offer Network (LON) creates new competitive advantages in the fast-growing group buying market. LON products and services include a web-wide distribution network that allows publishers to tap new revenue streams, and group buying sites to achieve instant audience scale; VoucherPro™, an offer creation platform that enables the rapid creation of new daily deal advertising products; and Dealradar.com, a convenient deal-shopping tool for consumers in 102 markets in four countries.
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gtrot took top prize at the 2009 Harvard College i3 Innovation Challenge. Rapid campus growth has drawn coverage from NYT & Boston Globe.