TripIt taps Sabre's VirtuallyThere
July 30, 2008: At the National Business Travel Association International Convention and Exposition, TripIt announced the use of its travel itinerary and social networking service among corporate travelers at some of the nation’s leading companies, as well as a partnership with Sabre VirtuallyThere.
With TripIt, business travelers, travel arrangers and corporate travel agencies can organize and share their business trips more efficiently.
“TripIt is like having a personal travel assistant,” commented Omar Shahine from Microsoft. “TripIt manages all the details of our trips for us. If this is the future, I love it.”
Business travelers simply forward their flight, hotel and rental car confirmations emails to TripIt and automatically receive a combined master itinerary with all of their plans in one place. TripIt is expanding the traditional travel itinerary to also include meetings, events, restaurants, car services, trains and cruises. In addition, the free service also automatically provides helpful information such as daily weather, local maps, driving directions and city guides. TripIt itineraries can be printed, viewed online, accessed from a mobile device, and shared with fellow travelers in their TripIt social network.
TripIt is also now available as part of the VirtuallyThere itinerary service from Sabre Travel Network, which is used by leading travel agencies and their customers to access their travel plans.
“We’re thrilled to work with Sabre and to have business travelers and travel arrangers from many large companies already using our free service,” said Gregg Brockway, TripIt co-founder and president, “With our open platform, we make it possible for travelers to book within their company’s managed travel programs and forward their confirmation emails to TripIt to customize and collaborate on their trips. The new integration with Sabre VirtuallyThere makes that even easier for Sabre customers.”
“TripIt is an exciting social travel service that complements Sabre VirtuallyThere,” said Greg Webb, CMO at Sabre Travel Network/Sabre Airline Solutions. “We make the best travel services available to our customers and the TripIt option is another tool for customers to optimize their travel experience.”
TripIt currently accepts confirmation emails from more than 150 booking services, including all the major online travel and business travel sites, travel agencies and online corporate booking tools. As an open travel platform, TripIt continues to add the ability to support corporate travel programs of all sizes.