June 25, 2008
New Online Tool Offers Travelers Convenience
By Jooss, Ron Cook, Jon
A new, free, online itinerary tool can help business travelers save time and organize their itineraries. The tripit.com site is run by Greg Brockway, founder of Hotwire.com. Travelers forward their confirmation e-mails to [email protected], and the Web site will come up with an all-inclusive itinerary, according to Brockway. The site also adds in trip details, such as confirmation numbers, daily weather, local maps, driving directions and city guides.
The site also includes a social networking aspect. Like many other social networking sites, users can create a profile and make online friends. This allows people to see when their travels will overlap, or allow them to stay connected. Brockway adds that "the advantage is the peace of mind and ease of sharing information."
With the advent of phones and hand-held devices that access the Internet, a traveler can viewthe itinerary at anytime without having a hard copy to carry around. "Remote access via smart-phone is a huge benefit," says tripit.com spokesman Ramin Ekhtiar.
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