TripIt Simplifies Business Travel and Keeps Travelers Connected on the Road

Released on: February 4, 2008, 9:29 am

Press Release Author: Alison McNeill

Industry: Transportation & Logistics

Press Release Summary: Online travel organizer and social network for travelers now
supports leading business travel agencies, corporate online booking tools, and
travel reservation systems

Press Release Body: SAN FRANCISCO, CA - February 4, 2008 -- TripIt (
has launched a new business travel service at that helps
business travelers, road warriors and travel arrangers simplify and organize their
business trips.

TripIt is an online travel assistant that seamlessly organizes trips including
flight, hotel, car, train, restaurant, and activities-even when booked through
different online services and vendors. Business travelers simply forward their
individual travel confirmation emails to and TripIt automatically
builds a master online itinerary that combines all their bookings.

Like a great personal assistant, TripIt customizes each itinerary with the trip
details, confirmation numbers, daily weather, local maps, driving directions, city
guides, OpenTable restaurant reservations, and more. It's also easy for business
travelers to add notes about client meetings.

With TripIt, there's no need for business travelers to carry around those manila
folders, as all travel details are accessible from any browser or mobile phone.

Because of these benefits, the company already has business users at leading
companies that include Apple, Deloitte, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo.

Travel industry analyst PhoCusWright estimates that 82 percent of all unmanaged
business travel bookings will be made online in 2008, up from 68 percent in 2005.
Following this trend, TripIt supports all the major online travel and business
travel sites including Expedia Corporate, Orbitz for Business and Travelocity
Business. TripIt also supports leading traditional travel agencies, American
Express, BCD and Carlson Wagonlit, as well as the top online corporate booking tools
Cliqbook, GetThere and Travelport.

TripIt can process confirmation emails that are formatted as HTML, plain text, PDF
files, or include embedded links to itinerary sites such as Sabre VirtuallyThere.

Itineraries are instantly synced with business calendars, which saves time from
having to manually enter and update trip details. Business travelers can also easily
share itineraries with colleagues, assistants, and family to view and collaborate
around each other's trip calendars. New "Closeness" alerts notify travelers whenever
their travel plans overlap with fellow travelers while on the road or when their
colleagues are near their hometown.

The much-needed service is also ideal for travel arrangers and office managers who
are responsible for managing travel plans for business travelers. It saves
considerable time by automatically providing neatly-formatted master itineraries
which alleviates the need to copy and paste information into a separate document.
TripIt also makes it easy for assistants to access travelers' latest itineraries and
customize them with important information. Plus, they can automatically see a trip
calendar with the location of all their associates in one place.

Because TripIt supports many popular supplier travel sites and business services,
employees at large corporations can continue to follow corporate travel policies and
use their company's preferred travel suppliers. They can also use TripIt to
automatically organize all their travel plans in one place to improve their
productivity and business travel experience.

More information about TripIt's services for business travelers can be found at

About TripIt

Launched in September 2007, TripIt is an online personal travel assistant that
automatically organizes all travel plans. The company was co-founded by Gregg
Brockway, co-founder of Hotwire and former president of Expedia\'s luxury travel
company Classic Vacations, Inc. More can be found online at

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Alison McNeill
408-720-8228 x112

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Contact Details: Alison McNeill
408-720-8228 x112

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