TripIt Automatically Syncs Travel Itineraries With Personal Calendars and Now Provides International Support
TripIt Solves the Pains of Online Travel by Automatically Organizing Everything in One Master Itinerary, Regardless of Where Everything Was Booked
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 6, 2007) - Just in time for the holidays, TripIt (www.tripit.com) releases new features that simplify the aftermath of booking travel online.
TripIt is a new online travel assistant that organizes trips including air, hotel, car, rail, restaurant, and activities -- even when booked through different online services.
Travelers simply forward their travel confirmation emails to plans@TripIt.com and TripIt automatically builds a master online itinerary. Each personalized itinerary features the trip details, confirmation numbers, locations, weather, maps, city guides, OpenTable restaurant reservations and more. TripIt is accessible from any PC as well as mobile phones. And, TripIt is also a community for friends, family and associates to share travel plans with each other. Travelers can easily choose who and what they share with their contacts.
TripIt now syncs itineraries with any personal calendar that supports iCal, including Google Calendar, Outlook 2007, Plaxo, and others. It eliminates the need for travelers to manually update their calendars with flights, hotels, rental cars, restaurant reservations, and other important details, and keeps everything up to date, even if their plans change.
Since travel is a global activity, TripIt now supports international accents, umlauts, and other special characters as well as displaying temperatures in Celsius or Fahrenheit. International date formats are also on the way. In addition to existing overseas services, TripIt now supports travel confirmation emails from Aer Lingus, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Tiger Airways, Virgin Blue and Avis Europe, as well as rail providers Amtrak, Eurostar, GNER, UK Trainline and VIA Rail.
Launched in September 2007, TripIt is an online personal travel assistant that automatically organizes all travel plans. The company was co-founded by Gregg Brockway, co-founder of Hotwire and former president of Expedia's luxury travel company Classic Vacations, Inc. More can be found online at http://www.TripIt.com.