Dec 14, 2010

TripIt for Business Gives Busy Admins a Much-Needed Helping Hand

New Dashboard, Instant Itineraries for Smarter Office Travel Planning

San Francisco, CA – December 14, 2010 - TripIt.com, the leading trip management application for travelers, is giving administrative assistants and office managers a much-needed helping hand through the release of new features that make it easy to manage office travel.

Admins and others who plan employee travel can now instantly create rich itineraries for their travelers, and push the latest plans to their travelers' smart phones, by just forwarding confirmation emails to plans@tripit.com. And the new travel dashboard shows the admin where all their travelers are and whether the necessary airline tickets, hotel reservations, and rental cars have been booked for a trip.

By simplifying the workflow for admins, TripIt for Business brings peace of mind to busy travelers, who can be sure that their plans are always up to date on their mobile device, in their calendar, and on the web.

“This latest innovation demonstrates TripIt’s commitment to businesses that manage travel on their own, without a dedicated travel agency.  TripIt now makes it possible for these DIY companies to become much more efficient in planning and managing employee travel – on top of the award-winning tools TripIt already offers to ensure that travelers have the best possible experience while out on the road,” says Scott Hintz, TripIt co-founder and VP Business Development.

Admins who manage travelers using the TripIt Pro premium service will also see alerts for flight delays, cancellations and gate changes. This insight means admins can proactively update plans and communicate with their travelers about last-minute schedule updates, allowing travelers to spend more time getting business done.

Chatham Financial, based in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, is the largest independent interest rate and currency advisor and one of the first companies to use the new service.  "The travel dashboard has been a great help for the travel planners at Chatham Financial,” says Susan Salman, travel coordinator for the company. “Now it's so much easier for them to organize trip information and stay on top of plans for numerous travelers at the same time.”

Instant itineraries and the travel dashboard are the latest additions to TripIt for Business, whose mission is to be an indispensable partner to businesses seeking greater productivity, efficiency, and ease in managing employee travel.  TripIt for Business is characterized by superior ease of use, "up in minutes" SaaS deployment, and affordability.

TripIt for Business is available now with flexible pricing options starting at $29/month for up to 10 people. For more information go to: http://www.tripit.com/business

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.

Media Contact:

Angie Ryan

TripIt, Inc.

415-738-2359  x  1007

angie@tripit.com