Written on May 11, 2010 at 11:07 am, by Linda Bao
Since we launched TripIt Groups in March, we’ve seen some incredible momentum, with more than 10,000 companies using groups to track and manage their employee travel so far! Company travel maps and other Groups features are also available to companies using TripIt for Google Apps.
One of TripIt’s top goals is to help business travelers manage life on the road while also helping corporations make the most of their travel programs. It’s very exciting to see so many travelers and travel managers embrace TripIt Groups to do both of these things. We have always believed that there is a very real need for TripIt’s services in the corporate travel space, and the popularity of Groups happily reinforces this idea.
Adaptive Path is an experience strategy and design consultancy where employees use TripIt to organize their business and client trips. Recently, Henning Fischer led the European expansion of Adaptive Path, using TripIt to manage several international group trips in multiple cities to coordinate site selection, relocation and client projects.
“TripIt solved all my problems and keeps everyone on the same page effortlessly,” said Henning Fischer, design strategist and Amsterdam studio director at Adaptive Path.
Boxee is trying to change the way people around the globe think about Television. With employees in San Francisco, New York and Tel Aviv, and partners in Asia, Europe and the US, the Boxee team travels frequently. They rolled out TripIt for Google Apps, and use it to see everyone’s locations and flight information on a shared Google Calendar. Employees also use TripIt’s free mobile apps to check flight status, handle online check-in and keep themselves on schedule.
“The best part is that I didn’t have to do any convincing—the TripIt features are awesome and the price (free) is impossible to beat,” said Andrew Kippen, VP Marketing at Boxee.
Eventbrite is an event ticketing startup that allows anyone to create, promote and sell tickets to events online. Founder Kevin Hartz and his team use TripIt to manage group trips such as press tours. Kevin and his marketing team share the same TripIt itinerary, so each person has everyone else’s flight information and the latest schedule of daily meetings, right on their mobile phones.
“We’re growing rapidly and have found that using TripIt and TripIt Groups is an easy and efficient way to help our team members manage, communicate and coordinate travel plans and meetings,” said Kevin Hartz, founder and CEO at Eventbrite.
While it’s definitely a thrill to see that TripIt Groups has already become such an invaluable business travel tool, the most exciting thing of all is that we’re only getting started. Groups has been a first step toward a larger vision, with many more services that will be useful for companies of all shapes and sizes. Stay tuned for lots more corporate travel goodness yet to come!