TripIt Wins Best Travel Mobile App in 15th Annual Webby Awards
San Francisco, CA – 4 May 2011 – The 15th Annual Webby Awards today named TripIt as Best Travel Mobile App of the year. As the leading mobile trip organizer from Concur (Nasdaq CNQR), TripIt organizes all travel plans in one place, making itineraries accessible on popular devices - including the iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry - and anywhere on the web.
TripIt will be honored at the star-studded, live online broadcast of The Webby Awards from New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday, June 13, 2011. The following day, fans will be able to watch The Webby Awards, including TripIt’s 5-word speech, at www.webbyawards.com and The Webby Awards Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheWebbyAwards. A full list of both Webby Awards and People’s Voice Awards winners can be found at: http://www.webbyawards.com/webbys/current.php?season=15
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including websites, interactive advertising & media, online film & video, and mobile & apps. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 750-person judging academy whose members include Martha Stewart, Darren Aronofsky, R/GA's Chief Bob Greenberg, David Bowie, Arianna Huffington and Twitter's Biz Stone.
“The Webby Awards honors the very best of the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of the Webby Awards. “TripIt’s achievement is a testament to the skill, ingenuity and vision of its creators.”
“We are incredibly humbled to be recognized by some of the greatest minds in web design and usability,” said Gregg Brockway, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Concur’s TripIt business unit. “From the beginning, we’ve built TripIt to make traveling easier and this industry recognition reinforces the impact we’ve made on millions of travelers’ busy lives.”
The 15th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 US states.
Founded in 1996, The Webby Awards are known worldwide for its famous 5-word speech limit. Past Webby Award winners – and their speeches - include Al Gore (“Please don’t recount this vote”), Beastie Boys (“Can anyone fix my computer?”), and Stephen Colbert (“Me. Me. Me. Me. Me.”).
TripIt was previously named a Webby Honoree in 2010 and 2008.
TripIt®, the leading mobile travel organizer from Concur, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNQR), makes millions of travelers’ lives easier by storing trip plans in one place. To get started, simply forward confirmation emails to email@example.com and TripIt does the rest; combining transportation, accommodations, dining and entertainment into a central itinerary that’s accessible on smart phones and online – and it’s free. TripIt Pro is a premium service that gives frequent travelers peace of mind from check-in to baggage claim, by monitoring and sending alerts for flight or fare changes. TripIt for Business provides visibility into employee travel for small to medium-sized businesses. For more information, please visit www.tripit.com and follow @TripIt at http://twitter.com/tripit.
Concur® is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions for companies of all sizes. Concur’s easy-to-use web-based and mobile solutions help companies and their employees control costs and save time. Learn more at www.concur.com.
About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising & media, online film & video, and mobile & apps. Established in 1996, the 15th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: AOL, Aquent, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Ford, Dentyne, Facebook, MLB Advanced Media, Rackspace Hosting, LBi, Buddy Media, YouTube, HP, USA Today, Business Insider, 2advanced.Net, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Time Out New York and Guardian News and Media.
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