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With 210,000 Users In Europe, Travel Startup GetYourGuide Takes Its iOS & Android Apps Stateside

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Holiday attractions booking startup, GetYourGuide, whose platform streamlines the booking of vacation excursions, rolled out its first mobile apps last month to European mobile users. Today it’s pushed them a little further from home by extending their availability to the U.S. market.

The startup told TechCrunch the apps have pulled in some 210,000 active users since last month’s launch.  In the U.S., GetYourGuide named its main competitor as Viator, which has already got mobile apps in the market.

GetYourGuide’s website was already available in the U.S. and the startup previously told TechCrunch that U.S. and U.K. visitors made up the bulk the transactions it was seeing from international markets. It’s now looking to build on that base by extending the reach of its apps.

“Since the launch of our GetYourGuide website in the U.S., we have seen tremendous adoption from the American market,” said Johannes Reck, CEO of GetYourGuide, in a statement. “The launch of our Android and iOS apps is the next step in expanding our U.S. footprint.”

GetYourGuide raised a $14 million Series A back in January, from Spark Capital and Highland Capital Partners Europe, following a $2 million seed round in early 2012.

At the time of its Series A it said it planned to use the funding to expand into new markets and to ramp up on mobile. GetYourGuide also acqui-hired deadpooling peer-to-peer attractions-booking platform startup Gidsy, in April, for an undisclosed sum.