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Group coupons can save money on vacations

Tuesday - 3/22/2011, 1:14pm  ET

WASHINGTON - Online coupons offer discounts on everything from aquarium visits to white water rafting.

As it turns out, Groupons are in play around the globe.

The Chicago Tribune Travel page points out that with some planning and patience, travelers can use group coupons to save on vacations.

A recent Belfast Groupon lists laser tag at 60 percent off. They also offer deals in France, Turkey, Argentina and Hong Kong.

Many of the sites are in the home country's language, including Korean, Italian, and Greek for example. A collection of get-a-way hotel offers at Living Social includes 40 percent off a stay in Bogata, Columbia. That deal is offered in English.

And, the number of cities covered by discount coupon web sites is growing all the time.

Buywithme.com is offering discount spa visits in Austin, Texas and and white water rafting in San Francisco. Some of the cities it's working to set up shop in include Atlanta, Denver, and Seattle.

WTOP's Kristi King contributed to this report. Follow Kristi and WTOP on Twitter.

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