Aug 25, 2010

Christopherson Business Travel Launches TripIt Integration

SALT LAKE CITY, August 25, 2010 – Christopherson Business Travel and TripIt today announced a partnership to offer TripIt’s interactive trip management services to Christopherson’s travelers.

The fully integrated solution seamlessly connects Christopherson Business Travel’s proprietary AirPortal web platform to TripIt.  Travelers receive an enhanced master itinerary that contains weather forecasts, maps, directions and other important details related to the trip. The itineraries are accessible online or via one of TripIt’s free mobile applications.

In addition, travelers can use TripIt's "Itinerator" email parsing technology to combine reservations and information about restaurants, event tickets and even personal travel – elements typically not booked by a corporate travel agency.

Christopherson has long been known for developing proprietary technology to improve business travel management and the traveler experience.  This partnership with TripIt is a valuable extension of Christopherson technology to include leading 3rd party applications.

“Technology for travelers – particularly in the mobile arena – is proliferating at lightning speed and we must be able to keep up,” said Mike Cameron, President of Christopherson Business Travel. “TripIt’s open architecture and public API allow us, through a single integration point, to provide access to dozens of other TripIt integrated applications that our clients and travelers want to utilize to enhance the travel experience.”

Christopherson Business Travel will also provide its clients with preferred access to TripIt Pro, TripIt’s award-winning premium service for frequent travelers. TripIt Pro offers itinerary monitoring with mobile alerts, alternate flight options, frequent-traveler point tracking and other tools aimed at improving the overall travel experience.

About Christopherson Business Travel

Christopherson Business Travel, headquartered in Salt Lake City, is the independently owned leader in business travel management in the western U.S. With over 220 team members, and 35 offices, the company supports more than $200 million in annual travel bookings. Christopherson Business Travel provides intelligent travel management to more than 800 successful companies.

Christopherson is an affiliate of BCD Travel ─ the leading provider of global travel logistics. BCD operates in 90 countries with $14 billion in annual travel management bookings and a combined worldwide workforce in excess of 13,000.

To learn more about Christopherson Business Travel, visit www.christophersontravel.com.

About TripIt

TripIt, the mobile travel management company, helps people organize and share their travel plans no matter where they book <http://www.tripit.com>.

Travelers simply forward their travel confirmation emails from over 1,000 sites to plans@tripit.com. TripIt automatically creates a master itinerary that combines all their travel plans plus maps, directions and more. With TripIt it’s easy to share and collaborate on trips with friends and colleagues using social networks or TripIt Groups. TripIt itineraries can be accessed online, via mobile device using free Android, BlackBerry and iPhone apps, or m.tripit.com. TripIt is an open itinerary platform that works with a growing eco-system of travel and mobile partners. TripIt Pro premium service for frequent travelers automatically monitors travel itineraries, providing mobile alerts, alternate flight options, frequent traveler point tracking and automated trip sharing. More at www.tripit.com