Jul 28, 2008

TripIt Reports Increased Use Among Corporate Travelers and New Partnership with Sabre VirtuallyThere

SAN FRANCISCO, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- At the National Business Travel Association International Convention and Exposition, TripIt (http://business.tripit.com) announced the use of its travel itinerary and social networking service among corporate travelers at some of the nation's leading companies, as well as a partnership with Sabre VirtuallyThere.

TripIt reports having registered users at 76 of Fortune 100 companies, and all 100 of the BTN 100; which is a list of the 100 top traveling companies compiled by Business Travel News magazine. With TripIt, business travelers, travel arrangers and corporate travel agencies can organize and share their business trips more efficiently.

"TripIt is like having a personal travel assistant," commented Omar Shahine from Microsoft. "TripIt manages all the details of our trips for us. If this is the future, I love it."

Business travelers simply forward their flight, hotel and rental car confirmations emails to TripIt and automatically receive a combined master itinerary with all of their plans in one place. TripIt is expanding the traditional travel itinerary to also include meetings, events, restaurants, car services, trains and cruises. In addition, the free service also automatically provides helpful information such as daily weather, local maps, driving directions and city guides. TripIt itineraries can be printed, viewed online, accessed from a mobile device, and shared with fellow travelers in their TripIt social network.

TripIt is also now available as part of the VirtuallyThere itinerary service from Sabre Travel Network, which is used by leading travel agencies and their customers to access their travel plans.

"We're thrilled to work with Sabre and to have business travelers and travel arrangers from many large companies already using our free service," said Gregg Brockway, TripIt co-founder and president, "With our open platform, we make it possible for travelers to book within their company's managed travel programs and forward their confirmation emails to TripIt to customize and collaborate on their trips. The new integration with Sabre VirtuallyThere makes that even easier for Sabre customers."

"TripIt is an exciting social travel service that complements Sabre VirtuallyThere," said Greg Webb, CMO at Sabre Travel Network/Sabre Airline Solutions. "We make the best travel services available to our customers and the TripIt option is another tool for customers to optimize their travel experience."

TripIt currently accepts confirmation emails from more than 150 booking services, including all the major online travel and business travel sites, travel agencies and online corporate booking tools. As an open travel platform, TripIt continues to add the ability to support corporate travel programs of all sizes.

TripIt co-founder and president, Gregg Brockway will be speaking at NBTA in Los Angeles, discussing "Social Networking and Corporate Travel" on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 8:00 a.m.
About TripIt

TripIt helps people organize their online travel plans-flights, hotels, rental cars, trains, shuttles, cruises, restaurant reservations and events-no matter where they booked. Travelers just forward their travel confirmation emails to plans@tripit.com. TripIt processes these emails and automatically creates a master itinerary with travel plans, daily weather, local maps, city guides and more. With TripIt, it's easy for travelers to access all their trip plans online or from a mobile device-and to share itineraries and see when their trips overlap with friends and colleagues in their TripIt social network. TripIt has been honored by TechCrunch, Under The Radar, Web 2.0 Summit and was a 2008 Webby Nominee. More at http://www.tripit.com.