Groupon Has Acquired Blink, A Mobile Hotel-Booking Company

Posted Sep 9, 2013

Groupon has acquired Madrid-based hotel booking company Blink.  Blink’s hotel booking app competes against HotelTonight and Hot Hotels.  Blink works with over 2,000 hotel partners in 8 European countries.  The terms of the deal was undisclosed.

Going forward, Blink will be rebranded as “Blink by Groupon” on Android and iOS.  Blink will continue to operate as a separate company, but will be heavily integrated into Groupon Getaways.

?The combination of a fantastic mobile app, same-day inventory management for properties and a team that is obsessed with mobile and last-minute travel will help us further expand our travel business as the go-to destination for great deals on great places to stay,? stated Groupon Getaways senior vice president Aaron Cooper.