TripIt: Smart Travel App for Any Globetrotter

Daniel A. Tanner - Dec 30, 2013
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TripIt is a useful trip planner and widely used travel app. There are two versions of TripIt; one is free and the other is Tripit Pro, which costs $49 a year. In order to sign up for the free version of this app, all you need to do is to simply visit the official website of the app and enter the email address, and password. You have the option to use TripIt in its online version only, but to enjoy all the benefits, you are recommended to download the app to your tablet, or mobile phone.

When you buy a plane ticket, hotel or book reservation, and get an email confirmation, TripIt will gather and drop that information into its tool, thereby creating an itinerary for you. The itinerary would include all necessary details that you may need, such as addresses, confirmation numbers, and times. Moreover, you can also customize it with maps and other information if you want or need to add more things. The app is a smart tool and will know how to group together items that are there regarding the same trip.

Having complete itinerary for a trip on your smart phone, especially while travelling, is a great prospect. You would, no longer, need to go through the painstaking experience of data entry, searching through airports to try and find the desired gate, or looking through the sheets of paper, along with your entire family’s gear. This app allows you to synchronize this tool with your online calendar. And if you have friends, or family you need to share your itinerary with, TripIt helps you to simply email it to them.

As far as the TripIt Pro is concerned, it is considered to be even more sophisticated in its functionality, as it sends immediate alerts to let you know about any delays or changes in flight and gates. This is an excellent service for all types of travelers, but it gets even more important for families who may spend an additional hour before their arrival at the airport to allow their children use up some energy before being restricted to an airport seat.

There are plenty of other benefits that come with TripIt, including the guarantee to let you know of refund if there are any changes in the price of the flight. If you regularly use social networking websites, TripIt allows you to create a profile and share your entire trip experiences with your friends.

TripIt provides free-of-cost mobile travel applications for iPhone, Blackberry, and Android phones. You can easily access your travel plans by visiting the TripIt mobile site. One massive advantage to the native apps for iPhone, Blackberry, and Android is that these apps let you gain access to your specific travel plans without an Internet connection, provided that you have logged-in since adding the bookings to the app. This feature allows you to go through your plans even when you are in a place without WiFi.

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