TripIt Connects to Facebook
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 17, 2009 -- TripIt, the trip management company, announced that TripIt now connects to Facebook, so anyone can easily share their travel plans and get travel advice from their Facebook network. TripIt is a popular free travel service that helps people organize and share their travel plans no matter where they book.
With new Facebook Connect for TripIt (www.tripit.com/uhp/facebook) a traveler can automatically have their trips posted in their Facebook News Feed, showing when they’re planning a trip and when they’re leaving or returning. Once the trip is posted in their News Feed, their Facebook friends can easily comment—providing advice on where to eat, what to see and what to do. This also makes it easy to see when locations overlap so people can make plans to meet up.
"Facebook integration is a natural fit for TripIt travelers, who are early adopters of mobile and social technology," commented Will Aldrich, TripIt VP Products, "And with Facebook Connect we've delivered the simplest way for them to automatically share their trips and get timely advice from their social network."
Facebook Connect is a free and optional service for TripIt. With Facebook Connect, only the location and month of the trip is shared on Facebook, not the trip details. TripIt users always choose what trip information they want to share. On TripIt, a trip can be completely private, or shared on a social network, or can be shared and collaborated on with a TripIt connection.
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 800 sites to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.