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[December 12, 2013]

SideTour Arrives in Seattle, Offering Rare Experiences with Local Mavens

SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--

SideTour, a local experiences marketplace that helps people discover, book and host unique events in their city, has launched in Seattle. The company, recently acquired by Groupon, features hand-picked activities, tours and memorable things to do -- all presented by talented local hosts who help customers discover their city and explore the things they're passionate about.

The debut offerings include:

SideTour events are intimate gatherings, averaging 12 attendees, and span food, drink, architecture, history, art and much more. Hosts include chefs, artists, Olympic medalists, casting directors and sommeliers. SideTour joined Groupon less than three months ago and has already started expanding to new cities across the country.

Prospective hosts interested in featuring a unique experience through SideTour can visit

About SideTour

SideTour provides a community marketplace where people can discover, book and host amazing experiences and activities. Whether it's sledding down the U.S. Luge track with a former Olympic medalist, learning the art of graffiti with an aerosol artist or dining with an investment banker-turned-monk, SideTour's mission is to connect people with vibrant and creative hosts who want to share their talents and passions with others. For more information, visit

About Groupon

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader of local commerce and the place you start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company's global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world. Shoppers discover the best a city has to offer on the web or on mobile with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways, and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings and more with Groupon Goods.

Groupon is redefining how traditional small businesses attract, retain and interact with customers by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including customizable deal campaigns, credit card payment processing capabilities, and point-of-sale solutions that help businesses grow and operate more effectively. To search for great deals or subscribe to Groupon emails, visit To download Groupon's five-star mobile apps, visit To learn more about the company's merchant solutions and how to work with Groupon, visit

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