MIAMI, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Volvo Ocean Race in Downtown Miami is proud to announce that Groupon is a Port Sponsor for this year's festivities. Taking place from May 6-20 at the Downtown Miami Village in Bicentennial Park, Volvo Ocean Race will attract more than 150,000 visitors throughout the 14 day festival. Groupon will provide "Groupon Getaways" to their online database including opportunities to purchase tickets to the Volvo Ocean Race Gala on May 17th, sailing packages, VIP passes to weekday and weekend events, tours of the Volvo Open 70s and more.
Groupon was launched in 2008 in Chicago. It was quickly accepted amongst users and in months became nationwide. The website features daily deals on amazing opportunities in cities and destinations around the globe. Some of the deals include restaurants, spas, massage, theaters, hotels, special events and more. Today, Groupon is in more than 48 countries worldwide and reaches over 33 million active customers.
The Volvo Ocean Race is an extreme global sailing race and is widely known as the 'Everest of Sailing.' The global sailing race kicked off from Alicante, Spain on November 5th, and will conclude in Galway, Ireland, in July 2012. The teams are competing across 39,270 nautical miles through some of the world's most treacherous seas. Right now, all 6 teams are in Sanya, China and are estimated to arrive into Downtown Miami in just 90 days. South Florida is the only North American stopover for the race and will host Miami's first ever two weeklong festival. The stage; Bicentennial Park, the activities; international entertainment events, water sports exhibitions, Volvo Ocean Race Academy, the In Port Race, Pro-Am Race, cardboard canoe race, a classic steamboat race, food, art, drinks, city-wide events and of course the Volvo Open 70s.
"We are very excited about this partnership," says Don Poole, President, Board of Directors, Volvo Ocean Race Miami, Inc. "Groupon has tremendous marketing support that will promote the Volvo Ocean Race and our Downtown Miami Village. We know that they will provide a wonderful platform for our 14-day festival."
"The Volvo Ocean Race is such an extraordinary competitive event, and the Downtown Miami Village is a great spot for locals and visitors to take in the excitement," says Simon Goodall, VP of Travel at Groupon. "We're thrilled to be working with the organization and supporting such a rare spectator experience."
Volvo Ocean Race in Downtown Miami will take place May 6-20 in Bicentennial Park. For information on Volvo Ocean Race Miami or the Downtown Miami Village, please visit, www.volvooceanracemiami.org. Like us on facebook at Volvo Ocean Race Miami and follow us on Twitter @VOR2012Miami.
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