Travel Industry Innovators Join 1,200 Developers Building on TripIt's Open Platform Itinerary Data Fuels Personalized Reservations, Travel Guides, Deals and More
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TripIt, the leading mobile trip organizer from Concur (Nasdaq CNQR), today introduced new itinerary-powered innovations created by travel industry veterans and newcomers - joining 1,200 developers now using TripIt's open API platform.
Personalized Reservations in Fewer Clicks on Avis.com
Booking a rental car is now easier and faster for travelers who connect their TripIt account with Avis.com. Itineraries auto-populate new reservations and help Avis anticipate changes in travelers' schedules.
Trip Recommendations from Friends by FlyMuch
By sharing trip itineraries automatically on FlyMuch.com, travelers can get recommendations from friends and social networking connections, and build an online travel profile.
Destination-Based Dining Deals from FoodieBytes
Travelers can get personalized restaurant deals in the cities they're traveling to by connecting their TripIt account with Foodiebytes.com.
"It's an exciting time for TripIt, as we explore new ways of putting travelers' itineraries to work for them," said Gregg Brockway, Executive Vice President and General Manager of TripIt. "These latest API innovations represent the myriad of possibilities around open data, and support Concur's vision to deliver an open platform that allows customers, partners and developers to enrich travel."
Since 2009, TripIt's open platform has welcomed hundreds of apps and services that improve life for travelers before, during and after the journey; some of which include USA TODAY Auto Pilot, GateGuru and MemoLane. To see more examples, go to http://www.tripit.com/uhp/tools.
TripIt®, the leading mobile travel organizer from Concur® (Nasdaq: CNQR), makes it easy for millions of travelers to organize and share their trips. Simply forward confirmation emails from anywhere you book to firstname.lastname@example.org and TripIt automagically creates one simple, smart itinerary to access on a smartphone, calendar, or anywhere online. For even greater peace of mind while traveling, TripIt Pro acts like a personal travel assistant that keeps travelers in the know regarding flight status, alternate flights, and more; tracks all frequent traveler points in one place; and monitors eligible flights for fare refunds. TripIt for Business is an easier way for companies to organize office travel; keep track of who's traveling when and where, and whether travel dollars are being spent wisely. 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.
Senior Public Relations Manager, TripIt