Curator’s Choice: TripIt

Overview:

Business involves travel. TripIt does a great job at understanding your needs as a business traveller and as a manager of teams out in the field. TripIt offers features dedicated to each perspective and seamlessly converts a booked flight and hotels into integrated itineraries which are

  • accessible, [online, via social networks & in apps]
  • dynamic [automatically updated when changes occur] and
  • integrated [autoimport email flight confirmations, create & publish calendar entries (ie with Gmail & Google Calendar respectively)]

That’s why TripIt made it to the top of our Curator’s Choice for travel management in the complementary CloudAssist+ basket of services – also described here.

 

TripIt’s Secret Sauce Revealed

 

 

Components of TripIt

For the traveling business man:

  • Auto Itineraries
    Automatically create itineraries by forwarding confirmation emails to [email protected] No more copy & paste.
  • Custom itineraries
    Add maps and directions, travel notes, photos, recommendations and more.
  • Easy access, 24/7
    Access your itinerary any time online, via mobile device, calendar feeds or social sites.
  • Sharing
    Share itineraries with family, friends, and co-workers to keep them in the know and connect with them on the road.
  • Flight refunds
    If your airfare is eligible for a refund, you’ll be the first to know.
  • Mobile alerts
    Get mobile alerts or emails about flight delays, cancellations, and gate changes.
  • VIP privileges
    Complimentary 1-year memberships to Hertz #1 Club Gold and Regus Gold. VIP car rental and access to 1,100 business lounges worldwide. ($660 value)
  • Alternate flights
    Get the best options for alternate flights to your destination, including flight status and open seats.
  • Auto-sharing
    Add people like your spouse to your Inner Circle, and they can automatically access all your trip details.

 

For Administrators:

  • Create trips for travelers
    Forward emails to [email protected] on behalf of your travelers and we’ll create a trip for them.
  • Travel dashboards
    At a glance view of what’s booked for your travelers and who is going where.
  • Team travel calendar and maps
    See past and future travel on a calendar. Sort travel maps and calendars based upon office location or functional work team.

 

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