TripIt Launches New Tablet-Inspired Maps on TripIt.com Travelers Can Access Trip Plans on an Interactive Map and Get Directions in One Place
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TripIt, the leading mobile trip organizer from Concur (Nasdaq CNQR), today announced a new way to access trip maps and get directions on TripIt.com, making it easy for travelers to navigate every part of their journey - from the airport to the hotel and beyond.
Now, when travelers log onto TripIt.com, they'll have the option to view their itinerary alongside an interactive map, or select the traditional detailed view. By clicking on their hotel, airport, or other itinerary item on the map, they can get directions created instantly.
TripIt originally introduced a map-centric design on TripIt for iPad, giving travelers a way to interact with their trips geographically for the first time.
"After looking at trips through the lens of smartphone and tablet apps for a couple of years now, it's changing the way we present information that travelers care about most," said Gregg Brockway, Executive Vice President and General Manager of TripIt. "We're using maps to bring the elegant and helpful simplicity of mobile back to the web where it all began."
Interactive maps join other helpful travel planning tools that TripIt users will only find on the web at TripIt.com, including:
- Total trip cost: see how much was spent on air, car and hotel reservations at-a-glance
- Weather: itineraries automatically include historical averages for each day of the trip
- Calendar sync: subscribe to a calendar feed of all trip plans or download one trip's calendar file
- Group trip planning: add travelers to an itinerary with the ability to add or edit trip plans
- Social networks: share trip plans automatically on Facebook, LinkedIn, Salesforce Chatter and Yammer
- TripIt Groups: access a company calendar to see when and where colleagues are traveling
To learn more, visit www.tripit.com.
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 email@example.com 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.