Whether you own a small business, are a CEO of a large company, or are a freelancer, we can all agree that travel details can be a real pain in the neck. With or without the help of an assistant accessing itineraries, finding out about flight changes, and keeping track of frequent flyer miles seems to be a set of tasks that are not our top priority of managing. So for travel planning I make it simple. I use TripIt.
- TripIt keeps my itineraries in one place. All I have to do is forward my ticket confirmations to email@example.com and they magically organize my trip information in one place.
- TripIt is easy to access. I can access my itineraries, maps, directions, and travel notes from a mobile device, calendar feed or through social sites.
- I can share my trips with important people. It’s easy to send TripIt information to my spouse and colleagues.
- I can track frequent flyer miles and hotel points in one place. I have loyalty cards with several different airlines and hotels. TripIt helps me keep it all organized and know when I’ve accrued enough points to get a free hotel stay or a flight.
- TripIt can also be used for teams. With a TripIt Teams subscription an administrator can create and access trips for others.
- The TripIt Pro subscription is affordable and has great perks. If I got to where I was traveling a good 40% of the time this would be $49 well-spent. You get mobile alerts about delays, cancellations and changes. You can sign up to autoshare your itineraries with an “inner circle.” And you can enjoy VIP perks for the entire year including access to airport business lounges and Hertz #1 Club Gold.
It’s easy to access, useful for helping me stay more organized, and makes the travel process just a bit easier.
What’s the most frustrating aspect of traveling for you? Does this solve it?
This blog post is part of a series highlighting some of the productivity tools our team has used to work more efficiently and create more margin to focus on game-changing ideas instead of getting lost in the details. For more posts from the series, click here.