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Groupon Has Partnered up With Macao Dragon and Sold Over 60,000 Ferry Vouchers, Generating Over HKD $4 Million


April 13, 2011 - Hong Kong

Groupon Hong Kong, the global leader in daily deals is excited to announce that the featured deal on April 7 through April 11 resulted in record breaking numbers in which over 60,000 ferry tickets were sold, generating revenues in excess of HKD $4 Million. Ticket prices ranged from HKD $63 for a 1-way economy class ticket to HKD $80 for a 1-way first class ticket, which represents a 70% discount over standard fares.

Macao Dragon is the latest company offering jet ferry services between Hong Kong and Macau. It operates the largest jet ferry in the Pearl River Delta with a maximum capacity of 1,152 seats. Macao Dragon vessels offer a spacious and comfortable cabin with staff keen to provide a relaxing environment for their passengers. The whole journey lasts approximately 75 minutes and the size of the jet provides a stable ride, so customers can enjoy their trip from start to finish. To learn more about Macao Dragon, please visit www.macaodragon.com.

"As one of the newest ferry providers in the city, we have chosen to work with Groupon, the global leader in daily deals site, as our partner in our initiative to boost our consumer base through the fast growing power of Social Media. We are pleased with the tremendous response we have seen so far, in terms of the number of vouchers sold and of the social media presence. Groupon has the PR and are experts in developing huge exposure for brands and companies of all sizes. Our goal was to create tons of new customers which in looking at the results, we have definitely achieved. We are working closely with Groupon to launch another promotion, offering different travel packages," said Francis Liang, Director, Macao Dragon.

"Groupon Hong Kong is delighted to work with Macao Dragon. We first looked at their promotion objectives and catered specifically to meet those objectives through the use of our platform. From the customer point of view, such offers have great appeal because they have the ability to offer huge discounts on products and services. The deals are definitely a great way to get people in the door. We help create buzz and in 24 hours, you cannot establish this type of phenomenal response with any other type of marketing. The main goal is that we create a win-win situation for our merchants and our consumers," said Danny Yeung, CEO of Groupon Hong Kong.

About Groupon
Since its launch in Hong Kong in late June 2010, Groupon Hong Kong has sold more than 610,000 group buying vouchers, saving Hong Kong consumers more than HK$160,000,000. More than 600,000 people subscribe to Groupon Hong Kong's daily deal emails and more than 200,000 consumers have benefited from the offers at Groupon Hong Kong. To learn more about Groupon, please visit www.groupon.hk

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