GoPlanit launches the first travel planning tool that creates a personalized trip calendar (or itinerary) at the click of a button

Released on: September 16, 2008, 1:36 pm

Press Release Author: Jimmy Ku / GoPlanit

Industry: Transportation & Logistics

Press Release Summary: New travel planning tool saves users time when planning,
organizing and sharing trips with friends

Press Release Body: SAN FRANCISCO September 15, 2008 We love to travel, but we
dont always have the time to spend researching and organizing our trips. GoPlanit
is redefining the travel industry by launching a planning tool that saves users time
by creating a personalized trip at the click of a button. CEO Steve Chen announced
GoPlanits public launch while presenting on stage as a finalist during this years
TechCrunch 50 Conference on Wednesday, September 10, 2008.

GoPlanit takes your preferences and budget into account when creating your
personalized trip itinerary. The recommendation engine suggests the most popular
and highest-rated items for each destination. It also takes into consideration the
location of each recommended item, hours of operation, and friends recommendations
when creating your custom plan.

Collaborating with your friends is just as easy. You can invite them to join you on
your trip by simply adding them as guests using the console in the planning tool.
There are currently two options for friends who have been invited moderators and
guests. Moderators can modify the trips details while guests will be taken to a
read-only version of the groups plans. We know that many trips involve more than
just one person, said COO Jimmy Ku. So, weve taken those considerations in mind
when creating our group-planning functionality. With our unique drag-and-drop
calendar interface, I believe we offer the most flexible way to create a group

Once your trip has been created, GoPlanit automatically generates a travel guide
that can be printed and taken offline on your trip. You can also export your trip
plan onto calendaring systems like iCal, Outlook, and Google Calendar.

GoPlanit mobile also saves you more time during and after your trip. With our
mobile browser-based application, you can access your trip details and search for
nearby things to do directly from your mobile phone. Its also easier than ever to
remember your experiences with our travel microblogging feature. You can update
your trip journal with text and pictures in real-time and allow friends to follow
your latest developments. The microblog also automatically tags each entry with the
appropriate activity, ratings and time.

Ready to take a vacation? Try GoPlanit to plan your trips and go!

About GoPlanit

Based in San Francisco, GoPlanit was founded in August 2007. GoPlanit is the
one-click travel planner thats useful on the go. Travel planning can be very
frustrating and time-consuming. One can spend weeks or even months researching
details, organizing travel plans, and communicating with friends, family and other
travelers. GoPlanit helps simplify the process saving you time, money and
aggravation when planning your trips. Please contact us at and
visit us at

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Contact Details: 22 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

Jimmy Ku
(415) 362-1231

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