Jun 24, 2009

New TripIt Pro Comes to the Rescue for Frequent Travelers

Itinerary Alerts and Alternate Flight Options Help Manage Travel Delays

SAN FRANCISCO, June 24, 2009 -- TripIt, the trip management company, today announced TripIt Pro, a premium service that gives frequent travelers a new level of control, convenience and peace of mind while traveling. Building on the requests of road warriors who use the award-winning TripIt service to organize their trips, TripIt Pro further improves the travel experience for travelers and the key people in their lives.

"TripIt Pro works across all airlines no matter where I book," said Susan Black, travel industry strategy advisor. "It delivers everything I need on to my mobile phone, helping me stay on schedule and deal with any changes that come up."

TripIt Pro is designed for frequent travelers, with a collection of time-saving travel features:

* Mobile Alerts - Receive the latest info about flights delays, cancellations, connections, gate changes, baggage claim and more, on any mobile device, for any airline regardless of where the flight was booked.
* Alternate Flights - Get unbiased re-booking options for any flight delays or cancelations, including flight status and available seats, across all available airlines.
* Point Tracker – Keep track of frequent traveler accounts, balances and expirations, all in one place.
* Inner Circle – Identify key people, like an administrative assistant or spouse, who get automatic access to every trip.

"We built TripIt and TripIt Pro directly from the input of our top travelers," said Gregg Brockway, co-founder and president, TripIt. "With TripIt Pro, we've responded to the cries of road warriors desperate to manage all the random changes and sporadic information that makes travel agonizing. For these people, a missed flight is more than an inconvenience."

TripIt is inviting travelers to try TripIt Pro free for 30 days at www.tripit.com/pro. The standard price is $99 per year but travelers who join by July 31 will lock in a charter price of only $49 per year, a 50% discount. Charter members of TripIt Pro will never pay more than $49 per year.

TripIt and TripIt Pro are part of an open itinerary platform that manages all of a traveler’s trip information no matter where they book. TripIt’s unique “Itinerator” technology can import booking confirmations from over 500 travel-related sites. And a growing ecosystem of third-party applications are using the TripIt API to address a variety of traveler needs, such as the LinkedIn travel app, expense reporting apps, and several top iPhone travel apps.
About TripIt

TripIt, the trip management company, helps people organize their travel plans no matter where they book. Travelers simply forward their travel confirmation emails from over 500 sites to plans@tripit.com. TripIt automatically creates a master itinerary that combines all their travel plans plus weather, maps, restaurants and more. With TripIt it’s easy to share and collaborate on trips with friends and colleagues in social networks. TripIt itineraries can be accessed via online, mobile device, iPhone app, personal calendars and social networking sites. TripIt is a free and open itinerary platform that works across hundreds of travel sites and with a growing ecosystem of travel and mobile partners. The new 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.