Archive for the ‘Travel Deals’ Category

Starwood Partners with Foursquare

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Starwood Preferred Guests who use Foursquare are now getting more than just badges. SPG’s latest partnership now awards Starpoints for members who link their account.

To avoid non-hotel guests from racking up points in their closest Starwood Hotel lobby, the program only awards 250 points when you have a confirmed reservation at the hotel.

We’ve seen a growing number of gtrot members linking their Foursquare accounts to gtrot to help track the places they’ve been. It will be interesting to see if more travelers sign up for Foursquare to get rewarded. This notion of earning travel awards in exchange for place check-ins is nothing new.

Travel rewards site TopGuest which rewards hotel guests ‘just for being there’ has supported multiple top check-in services and hotel loyalty programs since 2010.

So, would this make you sign-up for Foursquare if you haven’t before?

Starwood Preferred Guest | foursquare.

Find events and save money with gtrot Deals

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Want to save money on your next trip? Looking for cool things to do in the city you’re visiting?  We’re pleased to announce the launch of gtrot Deals, which connects you with the best daily deals in your destination - before you even get there!

We’ve teamed up with Local Offer Network (LON) to send hand-picked deals from hundreds of sites like Groupon straight to your inbox, starting 5 days before your trip.  No need to sign-up — you’ll automatically receive deal emails by sharing your trip on gtrot.   Save 50% or more on awesome activities in your destination like skydiving and concerts, not to mention restaurants, spas and comedy clubs. Once your trip is over, we automatically stop sending you deals for that destination. It’s that simple.

gtrot Deals At gtrot, we want to make trip-planning cheaper and way more social. When you add a trip on gtrot, we already provide immediate social context about your destination- friends who have been there, friends who live there, and friends with overlapping travel plans. With the launch of gtrot Deals, we now help you find great activities and events and save you big money in the process!

gtrot Deals currently offers deals in nearly 100 cities in the US and abroad. We are working to add more destinations in the coming months. Stay tuned!

gtrot giveaway: Win free flights for a year!

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Are you looking to get away this spring? Whether you’re escaping to the slopes, sunshine or just to South by Southwest - we want you to share it on gtrot. To sweeten the deal, you could win free flights for a year!

How do you enter? Invite your friends to join gtrot. The more friends who join, the more chances you have to win! You’ll also be entered to win one of 5 $100 Groupon Bucks prizes or one of 20 Let’s Go Travel Guides. So what are you waiting for? Share you trip on gtrot and invite your friends to join you!

Drawing will take place March 10th, 2011 so start spreading the word today!

gtrot promotion

Promotion details:
1) No purchase necessary. Entries are based on how many new Facebook friends join gtrot between February 16th and March 9th. Friends are identified by registered users you are connected to on Facebook that also join gtrot. Entrants will receive a weekly email, until the end of the promotion, identifying the number of their eligible entries.
2) Drawing will take place March 9th, 2011. Winners will be notified via email. If they do not claim their prize within 30 days they will forfeit their prize and an alternate will be selected. Winners names will be announced on The Trot Blog.
3) Free flights for a year includes 4 roundtrip flights. Limit $300 per roundtrip flight.

Find the cheapest way to travel

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

We all know the scenario, you’re thinking about taking a trip to a certain destination that is not super close but it’s not out of driving distance. How do you decide which choice of transportation to take? How much will it cost? Before you had to use multiple sites to find this information. Well now, a new website helps do all of the work for you.

Introducing Get Set App,, a website that helps you find the cheapest way to get to your desired destination. Just choose the departure and arrival cities (right now the website only supports the major US cities) and click ‘Go’. You’ll see the cost of your different travel options whether bus, plane or driving.

For example, we chose to see how much it would cost to go from New York City to Boston.

Our results for travel cost from New York, NY - LGA to Boston, MA (all prices round trip)
by plane:
LGA to BOS $128 Oct 27 - 27 on US Airways found 2 days ago
Find more flights on
by car:
$30.36 in gas cost
Search for rental cars on
by bus:
Sorry, nothing available at this time.
09/24/2010 to 09/30/2010
Via Greyhound

Although the bus information is incomplete, we do get a good sense of what the flight cost is and the cost of gas. Now if only this website could account for the value of your time…

So where are you going next? Share your travel plans on gtrot!
Do you plan on using this tool? Let us know!  Share your thoughts on twitter and on our facebook page.

Eat, Pray, Travel for Free!

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Have you seen the movie Eat, Pray, Love yet? The billboards of Julia Roberts eating gelato in the beauty of Italy may be enough to get your travel itch. You might be able to save your $12.50 ticket money to experience the trip for yourself. STA Travel is giving away a free travel package to experience Italy, India and Bali just like the movie. So what are you waiting for? Enter to win your Eat Pray Love adventure today!

Where would you go if you won $25,000? Leave a note in the comments or let us know on facebook or twitter. Don’t forget to keep sharing your travel plans on Gtrot!

Travel Deals Just For New Yorkers

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Hey New Yorkers,

Are you tired of getting all of those travel deal emails promising $50 Roundtrip flights to London only to learn that deal is only for flights out of Detroit? Well Jauntsetter helps make your travel dreams come true by only sending you travel deals that originate from New York.

Want to know what’s on special this week? Read Jauntsetter’s Top Travel Deals of the Week, Picked Especially for New Yorkers.

Happy Travels,

Travel Addict