Nov 18, 2010

The Most Enduring Holiday Gift…Stress-Free Travel from TripIt.com

TripIt Introduces New Online Gift Card for Easy Holiday Buying


San Francisco, CA – November 18, 2010 – TripIt.com, a leading trip organizer and mobile travel app, is now making it even easier to spread the joy of stress-free travel with the launch of its TripIt Pro online gift card. With 2010 holiday retail sales forecasted at $447 billion, and gift cards remaining at the top of consumers’ wish lists, the TripIt Pro gift card is the perfect present for 2010.

Recipients of the online gift card will get a year of TripIt Pro’s premium service, making the card the gift that gives all year round. TripIt Pro acts as a personal travel assistant by watching out for time, money, and headache-saving opportunities in customers’ travels.  Its suite of features includes instant alerts on flight delays, cancellations, or gate changes, consolidation of frequent traveler information, easy sharing of your travel plans, flight refund tracking, and more than $600 worth of VIP services from Hertz #1 Club Gold and Regus Gold—all for just over $4 per month.

“Imagine a gift card that puts the weary traveler in your life at ease, keeps them organized, informed and makes future trips relaxing and hassle free,” said Gregg Brockway, TripIt president and co-founder. “Making our customers’ travel one hundred percent worry free is our goal at TripIt, and the introduction of our online gift card is an added way of reducing stress during the hectic holiday season. It’s the perfect holiday gift for that person in your life who ‘has it all.’”

Holiday shoppers will each purchase more than 3.5 gift cards this year and spend an average of nearly $700, according to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation. Trends also show that, this year, buyers are more concerned with value over cost and that nearly 50 percent of shoppers 18 to 24 years old will go online for holiday purchases.

For more information about TripIt Pro and to purchase an online gift, visit: http://www.tripit.com/giftpro.

About TripIt
TripIt®the mobile trip management company, helps people organize and share their travel plans no matter where they book. 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.

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Kelley Campau
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