Quite a Journey: Looking Back at 2011

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It’s been quite a year. Before 2012 kicks into full gear, we wanted to take a moment to look back and celebrate the most recent leg of our journey together…

Collectively, you’ve traveled more than 5 billion miles! That’s more than double the miles logged last year. Thanks for taking us with you, and providing suggestions from the road. We love hearing from you – and we celebrate the victories you share @TripIt or on Facebook, whether it’s dollars earned back on airfare with TripIt Pro, or when you get the last seat on an alternate flight.

This year we welcomed fresh new faces to the TripIt team, and there’s room for more (check out our open positions here). We even had our first Hack Day! And the team was very busy this year…

We launched the iPad and Windows Phone apps, gave the Android and iPhone apps design refreshes, and joined the Amazon app store and Kindle Fire in December. There’s more to come in January, so all those recently unwrapped tablets will be able to download TripIt in no time.

In October, we announced an exciting partnership with Avis to make booking a rental car even easier in less clicks. We’re also helping power the new Frommer’s Remix by HP. Putting itinerary data to work for you is an idea that we’ll continue to bring to life with the 1,200 developers now using our open platform.

Joining Concur in January opened the door for exciting new features and partnerships. In June, we made it easy for TripIt users to automatically create an itinerary any time they book travel through Concur, and for TripIt Pro itineraries to feed expense reports in Concur. Companies of all sizes now have endless options to organize travel and expenses, seamlessly.

TripIt for Business really started to take off this year with a convenient way to see who’s in or out of the office - and it’s about to get really interesting in early 2012. We also introduced trip sharing through Salesforce Chatter and Yammer, as another way to keep colleagues in the loop.

One of the biggest highlights of the year was winning our first Webby Award. We were delighted to be recognized among top innovators in tech, and also later within the travel industry, when we received honors from Travel Weekly’s Magellan Awards and the Telegraph Travel Awards.

It really is an exciting time to be a traveler, and we can’t wait to show you what we have up our sleeves for 2012.

Cheers,

Gregg, Scott, Andy and the TripIt team