Written on May 2, 2012 at 9:30 am, by Linda Bao
By Madalynn Priester
Product Manager at TripIt
It’s exciting to book your flight for a big trip, but does the time between booking and takeoff feel overwhelming? Do you ever wish travel sites would recommend hotels you would actually stay at, or help you find personalized deals for your upcoming trip?
Today, TripIt is making those wishes a reality with personalized hotel recommendations and offers.
We’re excited to give you a smarter and easier way to book a hotel and find offers for restaurants and other activities. Here’s how it works:
Personalized Hotel Recommendations:
Once you’ve sent your flight confirmation to TripIt, we’ll recommend a hotel at your destination based on hotels in your past trips. If you’re a TripIt Pro user, we’ll factor in your reward point programs.
No more pop-up windows cluttering your screen – it’s now easy and convenient to book right from TripIt.com, and earn hotel reward points in the process.
Use the map view to see even more personalized hotel recommendations, as well as hotels where other TripIt users have stayed – frequent travelers who know how to get the most bang for their buck. You can filter hotels by price, star rating and brand to find the perfect hotel for your trip.
With offers, your online itinerary is now home to a selection of great deals from Yipit, which sifts through hundreds of the best daily deal sites. Find discounts on restaurants, spas, museums, performances and more, all located near the specific places in your trip.
Wondering if that restaurant offer is between your meeting and your hotel? Jump over to the map view to see if you should walk or take a cab. You can also use the map view to add any offer location to your itinerary.