TripIt and GroundLink Make It Easy for Travelers to Reserve Ground Transportation
Exclusive Partnership Delivers Convenience of Mobile Booking, and Reliability of On-Time Pick-Up and Car Status Alerts, to Frequent Travelers
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TripIt, the leading mobile travel organizer from Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), now features exclusive content and offers from GroundLink, the leader in ground transportation services for business travelers.
Travelers can reserve GroundLink transportation via mobile, web or phone, and reminders to do so will appear within their itineraries on TripIt.com and through TripIt's mobile apps. GroundLink offers mobile apps to track the car, status notifications via text message, and the ability to dial the driver directly.
"GroundLink is excited to work with TripIt to drive increased value for travelers," said Ken Kantor , Chief Marketing Officer at GroundLink. "We provide superior reliability, worldwide coverage, and competitive prices; but we believe our mobile and web technology is the real differentiator."
"TripIt users will have access to exclusive GroundLink content that makes reserving ground transportation seamless," said Barry Padgett , Executive Vice President of TripIt and Traveler Services for Concur. "Together, we're bringing delightful experiences to travelers, and we're honored to have GroundLink join us in our mission to deliver 'The Perfect Trip.' "
While all travelers can earn airline miles for each GroundLink ride; through the partnership, TripIt users will be able to earn double the airline miles. Additional offers and promotions will be made available to TripIt users through the partnership, including an extended trial of TripIt Pro.
GroundLink also offers a suite of tools for office administrators in corporate accounts to manage employee ground travel. For more information, visit http://groundlink.com.
GroundLink is the next generation car service, leveraging a proprietary technology platform to provide easy, reliable ground transportation for business travelers worldwide. The GroundLink mobile app was cited by USA Today as best in class in 2011. GroundLink was also awarded the ODIGEO Award for Travel Innovation and the Creative Alliance Award for Travel Innovation by leading travel industry firm, PhoCusWright. GroundLink has teams in North America, Europe, and Asia, with headquarters in New York, NY.
TripIt®, the leading mobile travel organizer from Concur® (Nasdaq: CNQR), makes it easy for millions of travelers to organize and share their travel plans. Simply forward confirmation emails from anywhere you book to firstname.lastname@example.org and TripIt automatically 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 Teams is an easier way to organize multiple travelers' plans in one place, and keep track of who's traveling when and where. For more information, please visit www.tripit.com, the TripIt blog, and follow @TripIt at http://twitter.com/tripit.
Concur is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions. Concur's easy-to-use Web-based and mobile solutions help companies and their employees control costs and save time. Concur Connect is the platform that enables the entire travel and expense ecosystem of customers, suppliers, and solution partners to access and extend Concur's T&E cloud. Concur's systems adapt to individual employee preferences and scale to meet the needs of companies from small to large. Learn more at www.concur.com or the Concur blog.
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