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Meet TripIt: The Best Travel Planning App
TripIt is a travel planning app that gives you a single view of all your travel plans. No matter where you travel, TripIt is ready…
Whether it’s a business trip or a family vacation, traveling can be stressful. Time is wasted when you have to sort through a series of confirmation emails just to figure out which gate your flight is at or when your dinner reservation is. Our App of the Week, TripIt, is a travel planning app that handles all the organizing so you don’t have to.
Scott Hintz and Gregg Brockway were two were members of the team that launched Hotwire, the popular travel website that offers discounts on travel bookings. As firm believers in startups, Hintz and Brockway only followed through with ideas that provided a solution to customers’ problems and could lead to the creation of a company, thus the creation of TripIt. They initially launched TripIt in 2007 as a web-based service that organized users’ travel bookings in one place. In 2008, TripIt launched a mobile app and site to aid travelers since they were already traveling with their devices in-hand.
So what is TripIt? TripIt is a platform that gives you a single view of all your travel plans. Even better, TripIt does all the work for you; you do the booking, TripIt does the organizing. Once you book your flight, rental car, hotel room, dinner reservation (the list can go on and on), you forward the confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also add your own plans in TripIt if you want. From there, TripIt creates a detailed master itinerary for you, so you don’t have to sort through countless emails at the last minute. Whether it’s a family vacation or business travels, TripIt is ready to help you stress less.
What’s great about TripIt is your plans are accessible from your computer or your smartphone, so you always know where you need to be and when. TripIt also has navigation features, whether it’s a map of the airport to get from terminal to terminal, or showing you the best option to get from the airport to your hotel. While TripIt is free, you can upgrade to TripIt Pro for $49 a year and receive a wealth of additional features. One of TripIt Pro’s best features is the Fare Tracker, which notifies you if airfare prices drop after booking.
Bringing order to the chaos of business travel, TripIt was acquired by Concur, a travel and expense management tool utilized by many businesses. With a rating of 4.8/5 stars in the App Store, it’s no wonder that TripIt had over 10,000 users in its first days of launch and nearly 7 million users within five years. TripIt has been featured on Inc. as a “favorite tool for organizing travel plans” and on Forbes as “the app that covers all your bases.”
Stop spending time searching for your flight confirmation. Make life easier and download TripIt today.
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