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07/12/2011 08:26 am ET | Updated Sep 11, 2011

Groupon, Expedia Partnership Starts With Getaway Deals

Groupon, which announced a partnership with Expedia last month, expanded its offerings to include flights, hotel rooms and cruise packages on Monday evening. Groupon Getaways will offer high discounts for short periods of time, likely triggering an online stampede for savings.

A move into the travel industry is a big deal for Groupon, which has probably never walked onto a playing field so packed with competition. Flight discount and aggregation sites are numerous, profitable and likely more than willing to fiercely defend their territory.

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