Instantly create trips with TripIt map searches

By Aaron Friedman, Product Manager at TripIt

Last summer during the “Amazing Hack,” three TripIt team members set out to find a better way for you to quickly add plans to your TripIt itinerary. Now just in time for SXSW, their vision has become reality.

With the addition of map search, we’ve made it easy for you to find restaurants, businesses and attractions near your trip’s existing items so you can add them to your itinerary in one click.

Once you’ve forwarded your SXSW hotel or Airbnb confirmation to, you can click the “Map” link on your itinerary, then search for and add can’t-miss places like Allens Boots or Stubb’s BBQ to your itinerary.

As usual, you can access all the info you need on-the-go from your mobile device so you can make the most of your time wherever you are.

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Map-based search is the latest way to instantly add trip plans to a TripIt itinerary.

Other ways include:

  • Send an email: Forward an email reservation from virtually any travel site to
  • Automatically from the inbox: TripIt can automatically recognize travel confirmations in Gmail
  • Click a button: Look for a “Send to TripIt” button on travel booking sites like Hotwire and Avis
  • Online or on-the-go: Log on to or TripIt’s mobile apps to manually add or edit plans