Written on October 28, 2008 at 8:10 pm, by Gregg Brockway
This summer LinkedIn asked TripIt to develop a travel service as part of their new application platform. Since LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 30 million members, we didn’t have to think twice about saying yes. In fact, we’re honored and excited to be the only travel company selected by LinkedIn. Now, after months spent working closely with them, we’re pleased to announce the official launch of TripIt’s My Travel application on LinkedIn.
The My Travel application on LinkedIn is directly connected to your TripIt account. The application lets you see where and when your LinkedIn network is traveling. It generates closeness alerts for your LinkedIn colleagues, so you can connect with them while you’re on the road, while they’re on the road, or when you’re attending the same industry event. My Travel also displays your current location, upcoming trips and travel stats on your LinkedIn profile. You can create trips either manually via LinkedIn or by simply emailing your purchase confirmations directly to plans [at] tripit.com as always. If you use either TripIt or LinkedIn, you have to install My Travel and check it out.
Our partnership with LinkedIn is core to our mission to give travelers a home base for all their travel information, no matter where they happen to book. One of the ways we work toward that goal is by continuing to support more travel services (now over 250). Another way is by working with the services and applications travelers love. Our partnership with LinkedIn is a terrific example of how integrating with other highly valued services enhances the experience for everyone. It’s just one more great reason to remember to use TripIt every time you travel.
Please visit the LinkedIn Application Directory to install My Travel and let us know what you think.