Mar 02, 2010

TripIt Connects Business Travelers With New Company Groups

Helps business travelers and their companies get more out of their travel programs

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2, 2010 -- TripIt, the trip management company, today announced TripIt Groups which gives business travelers an easy way to see where and when other employees in their company are traveling. With TripIt Groups, an employee simply joins their company's group on TripIt and can instantly see other employees on their company's travel map. By providing better travel visibility, Groups helps business travelers get more out of their trips, and companies get more out of their travel programs.

TripIt Groups answers common business travel questions like...

  • I'm heading to our Chicago office next week, who else will be there?
  • With that big storm, how many people do we have traveling on the East coast today?
  • Could we reduce some travel by waiting to meet the next time all our travel plans overlap?

"Tripit Groups provides real value to both business travelers and their companies." said Gregg Brockway, TripIt co-founder and president. "Groups adds to other new business travel services from TripIt, including free mobile apps for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry and the TripIt Pro premium service for frequent travelers."

Tripit and Tripit Groups are free services available at www.tripit.com/uhp/groups. TripIt has created thousands of groups for the companies with the most employees already using TripIt, and will create more groups upon request. Employees must have a valid company email address to join their company's group, can only see travel dates and locations of others in their group, and always have the option of not sharing a trip with their group.

About TripIt

TripIt, the 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 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 an open itinerary platform that works across hundreds of travel sites and with a growing eco-system 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.