Founded in 2006, TripIt is an online travel company whose goal is to create the perfect mobile app for travelers. The company's app for smartphones and tablets allows consumers to select their travel destinations and focus on individualizing their itineraries.
- Sample itinerary
- Team coordination
Designed to benefit frequent travelers and businesses, TripIt allows users to keep all of their accommodations in one organized platform that has a number of features which make it easy to alter or cancel reservations and receive refunds where eligible. There are different service levels provided by TripIt: a free device, a pro app, and a plan for businesses. This gives travelers the ability to find a plan that works for best for them and their needs. Basic features found in both the TripIt and TripIt Pro plans include the ability to:
- Organize travel plans in one place
- Access itineraries on a smartphone or tablet using the free app
- Add or edit plans manually
- Sync travel plans with calendars
- Selectively share travel plans
- Store travel documents in one place
TripIt provides a sample itinerary that shows confirmation codes so users can easily check into their flight by accessing the airline's website in their internet browser. Whether a traveler is on the go or managing from the office, they can quickly keep track of all travel accommodations.
TripIt for Teams is a great tool for teams that need to coordinate their business travel. Consumers can try this service for free for 30 days, after which it costs $49 per year and makes it easy for companies to stay organized and keep employees informed about travel plans.
- Account required
Unfortunately, TripIt does not allow travelers to quickly input desired travel plans and view results in a matter of moments. In fact, consumers are required to have a TripIt account in order to gain access to even the basic site features.
Consumers who are interested in the TripIt Pro plan can try it out for free for 30 days, but after that, they will be required to pay a monthly or yearly subscription in order to take advantage of the following features:
- Plan organizer
- Real-time flight alerts
- Alternate flight finder
- Seat picker
The Bottom Line
TripIt offers a number of features, sample itineraries, and team coordination. However, the company requires consumers to have an account in order to use its services and charges a monthly or yearly subscription for some of its plans.
All in all, TripIt may be a good option for businesses that need to manage travel accommodations for employees. However, it probably is not the best option for individual travelers.