TripIt Adds Cruises to its Online Travel Organizer and Social Travel Service

Released on: May 13, 2008, 10:35 am

Press Release Author: Alison McNeill

Industry: Transportation & Logistics

Press Release Summary: Now Supports Travel Confirmation Emails from Travelocity
Cruises and Top Cruise Lines

Press Release Body: SAN FRANCISCO - May 13, 2008 - Just in time for the summer
cruise season, TripIt (, the intelligent personal travel organizer,
has added support for adding cruises to travel itineraries. TripIt also can
automatically process confirmation emails for cruises booked on Travelocity or
directly with Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises and other
top cruise lines.

"Planning cruise vacations can be deceptively complex. In addition to booking the
cruise, many travelers also need to organize travel before and after the cruise,
activities at various ports-of-call, and even extending their cruises with add-on
vacations," commented Gregg Brockway, TripIt co-founder and president. "TripIt
organizes all these details in one itinerary, automatically adds useful information
and makes is easy to share with family and friends. Our goal is to take care of the
details so people can spend more timing enjoying their vacations."

Travel industry experts are predicting that demand for cruise travel will remain
high despite a weakening economy, as value-seeking travelers are attracted to the
all-inclusive nature of cruises. The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
estimates more than 12.8 million cruise passengers worldwide for 2008 - and cruise
lines plan to add more than 35 news ships in the next four years. In addition, based
on a passenger survey reported by CLIA, approximately 40 percent of embarking cruise
passengers also stayed one or more nights before or after their cruise.

TripIt intelligently organizes trip details-including flight, hotel, rental car,
train, cruise and activities. People simply forward their travel confirmation emails
to TripIt automatically builds a master travel itinerary that can
be printed, viewed online, accessed from a mobile device, and easily shared with
friends and fellow travelers on their TripIt social network. And like a good
personal travel assistant, TripIt searches sites like Google, Eventful, Flickr,
Wikipedia, NOAA, and others to automatically add helpful details like daily weather,
local maps, driving directions and travel guides.

TripIt now offers users the ability to add a cruise to their TripIt itinerary, along
with other details about pre and post-cruise travel, ports-of-call and other
activities on their trip. Users can also forward their cruise confirmation emails
from,, and to TripIt and
have all that information automatically added to their TripIt itinerary.

TripIt is a free service. Travelers can get started by visiting to
learn more, or by simply forwarding a travel confirmation email to

About TripIt
TripIt helps people organize their online travel plans-flights, hotels, rental cars,
trains and cruises-no matter where they are booked. Travelers just forward their
travel confirmation emails to TripIt processes these emails and
automatically creates a master itinerary with travel plans, daily weather, local
maps, restaurant reservations, city guides and more. With TripIt, it's easy for
travelers to access all their trip plans online or from a mobile device-and to share
itineraries and see when their trips overlap with friends and colleagues in their
TripIt social network. TripIt has been honored by TechCrunch, Under The Radar, Web
2.0 Summit and was a 2008 Webby Nominee. More 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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