SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TripIt from Concur, the world's highest-rated travel-organizing app, today announced CLEAR as the latest trusted partner to join TripIt Pro's VIP Benefits—a program designed to make life on the road a little easier with special perks for travelers. Through this partnership, TripIt Pro members now have access to CLEAR, a member-only program that gives travelers a fast and predictable way to get through airport security, at a discounted rate. With designated security lanes and dedicated airport staff from CLEAR, travelers are able to speed through security—often in five minutes or less.
"We are always looking for new ways to make a traveler's life easier," said Jugdeep Bal, senior director of business development for TripIt at Concur. "CLEAR has an excellent solution that makes one of the most stressful and unpredictable parts of travel, going through the security line, easier. By partnering with innovative companies, like CLEAR, we're able to give travelers perks that will get them one step closer to experiencing 'The Perfect Trip'."
Through the VIP Benefits program, TripIt Pro members can now receive a free four-month CLEAR membership. Once registered with CLEAR, members simply head to the CLEAR security lane and swipe their CLEARcard. Then, they head straight into the security screening area—bypassing the crowds at the airport security line. TripIt Pro members can also:
- Become a CLEAR member at a discounted annual rate of $159, saving TripIt Pro members $20 a year.
- Share their CLEAR benefits with their family with the ability to add a family member to their account for free—saving TripIt Pro members $50 a year. Children can also use the CLEARlane for free (no card required) when traveling with a member.
- Interact with friendly and knowledgeable CLEAR attendants—on the phone, online, or in the airport
"We are excited to partner with TripIt to offer benefits that help ensure the best travel experience from door to door," said Jeff Freedman, vice president of partnerships at CLEAR. "The TripIt team is as obsessed with creating a stress-free travel experience for their members as we are, which makes this partnership a great fit."
Activation is simple. TripIt Pro members sign up via their TripIt Pro account, and then register in person at a CLEAR enrollment center, available at all participating airports. The registration process takes five minutes and includes the CLEAR team verifying identification, and capturing fingerprint and iris scans. Once the membership is activated, the CLEARcard is sent in the mail and available for use on the next flight.
This partnership also gives CLEAR members access to a free three-month membership to TripIt Pro, the all-in-one travel organizing app that automagically creates a master itinerary for every trip, allowing CLEAR members to access all travel plans in one place—any time, on any device. Plus, it sends real-time alerts for delays, cancellations and gate changes, tracks rewards points and miles programs, alerts travelers when a better seat has become available—and much more. For more information on the TripIt Pro benefit for CLEAR members, visit the CLEAR blog (blog.clearme.com).
For more information on TripIt Pro and the TripIt Pro VIP Benefits program, visit: www.tripit.com. For information on CLEAR, including eligibility requirements and a list of participating airports, visit: https://www.clearme.com.
About TripIt from Concur
TripIt from Concur, the world's highest-rated travel-organizing app, automagically creates a master itinerary for every trip, giving you instant access to all your travel plans in one place—any time, on any device. To get started, simply forward flight, hotel, rental car, and restaurant confirmation emails to [email protected]. TripIt Pro has all the organizing power of TripIt, plus extra features for stress-free travel, like real-time flight alerts, seat tracking, refund notifications, and more. Companies can also extend the power of TripIt to the entire office with TripIt for Teams. For more information on how TripIt organizes and delights more than 10 million travelers worldwide, please visit us at tripit.com, follow us @TripIt, like us on Facebook, and watch us on YouTube.
Concur, a part of SAP, is the leading provider of spend management solutions and services in the world, helping companies of all sizes transform the way they manage spend so they can focus on what matters most. Through Concur's open platform, the entire travel and expense ecosystem of customers, suppliers, and developers can 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.
CLEAR is a secure biometric identity company transforming the way people live, work, and travel. CLEAR currently operates at Las Vegas, San Francisco, San Jose, Denver, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston Bush, Houston Hobby, San Antonio, Orlando, and Westchester County Airport in New York. CLEAR has been used more than 2,000,000 times by travelers and has saved its members over 60,000,000 minutes.
CLEAR is currently expanding to bring its timesaving, secure, biometric technology to airports around the country and is integrated with TSA PreCheck in all CLEAR locations. CLEAR's biometric platform is scalable for other verticals including stadiums, universities, buildings and other venues focused on enhancing security and delighting customers. For more information, visit clearme.com
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