Flash Wars Part 3: Travel
Travel flash sale sites are cropping up everywhere with sales that average seven days and offer 30%-50% discounts on hotels and travel packages. Travel flash sales have created a way for flash sale sites to diversify their offerings with little overhead and marginal additional costs.
- Both Gilt Groupe and Hautelook, which began as fashion flash sale websites have expanded into the travel flash sale space.
- Living Social, which began as a daily deals website has also recently expanded into offering travel flash sales.
- Though a number of competitors such as SniqueAway, Yuupon, Itinerie, Ideelie, Vacationist, Trippodeals, and Aroundtheworldin80days exist Jetsetter, Living Social Escapes and Hautelook Getaways will set the pace for the rest as they are able to leverage an existing customer base and technological infrastructure. Ultimately all this competition produces a better shopping experience for the customer so get out there and explore the deals!