I’ve recently discovered what I think must be one of the coolest free travel website out there to help plan, coordinate and share travel itineraries, called Tripit. Tripit was created by folks that know travel; Gregg Brockawy and Scott Hintz, executives with Hotwire.com. Recognizing that we often travel with others, you’re able to share (as little or as much) of your travel plans with others. You can even invite them to collaborate and plan the trip with you.
Once you register on the site and get started with planning your trip, it’s as easy as forwarding your information to the site. It will then “automatically organize your air, hotel and car bookings into one itinerary, and add daily weather, local maps, directions, travel guides and more.” There’s a notes space for including restaurant reviews or reservations, sightseeing options, venue maps, you name it. You can even check your flight status and print your boarding passes directly from your itinerary. Using their TripClipper will also allow you to file away notes and other various information – things you might otherwise carry on a scrap of paper attached to your various confirmations or leave in your browser bookmarks – and add it directly into the itinerary.
Because it’s online, you can access it from any web browser. Better still, when you print you have all the necessary information, contact numbers, addresses, and confirmation codes, all without all those blank extra pages. We have two trips coming up and I’ve been using it this past week as I set up all of our reservations. It’s so easy to use and even simpler still to share itineraries with family and friends.
If you can’t take my word for it, GeekSugar named it one of its Websites of the Day saying that “this is one of those websites that will amaze you with its talents.” Tripit also made the TechCrunch40 list of top new start ups and the UK Telegraph says that “Tripit has the potential to be the next big thing!”
For a full demonstration of all that Tripit can offer, be sure to check out their demo.