TripIt: An Organized Way To Travel
If you travel often for business, there is a company that can help you manage your itinerary in a way that will help your trip be more organized and convenient than ever before. It is also an effective way to manage an occasional family vacation. It’s a perfect example of how so many online companies these days are making our lives simpler with their technology, and for that reason, they are becoming more and more successful. This is not rocket science, it’s good business.
TripIt, a web and mobile travel planning service, allows you to forward all of your travel confirmations to your TripIt itinerary in a simple and efficient manner. Once you sign up, you can email all of your booking confirmations to TripIt and it will create an itinerary for you to manage. You will also be notified of any changes that may occur during your trip including flight delays or impeding weather changes. One more unique offering is that you can see which contacts from sites like LinkedIn and Facebook are also traveling at similar times, by sharing your travel plans on these social networking giants. You can also see if your company has a group on TripIt, and when you join that group, it will list all the member’s info and where they are traveling as well.
TripIt had already raised some venture capital financing a few years back, but recently closed another round of venture funding in the amount of $7M in March of 2010. I’m sure this expansion capital will help them continue to grow their already successful business.
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