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  • 1. TripIt Milestones
  • 2. 2006 October 2006TripIt is founded by Hotwire co-founder Gregg Brockway, Hotwire founding team member Scott Hintz, and veteran software engineer Andy Denmark. 1
  • 3. 2007 April 23, 2007 TripIt closes $1 million in first round of funding from O‟Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV). September 17, 2007“Bryce Roberts, of OATV tells VentureBeat he invested „because of the team‟s deep experience in the travel industry.‟ ” TripIt launches from private - Matt Marshall, VentureBeat beta at TechCrunch40 “Rather than attempting to compete in the crowded booking space, dominated by giants like Expedia, TripIt aims to organize the avalanche of information that serial travelers face.” - Chris Morrisson, VentureBeat October 19, 2007 TripIt introduces “TripIt to Me” feature October 22, 2007 Users can email a command to plans@tripit.com and TripIt responds with relevant details from their itinerary. October 22, 2007 TripIt is voted “Most Likely to Succeed” at Web 2.0 Launchpad event. November 1, 2007 TripIt adds restaurant and train reservations December 6, 2007 TripIt adds iCal sync and international booking sites • Users can automatically sync travel itineraries with personal calendars including Google Calendar, Outlook 2007, Plaxo, etc. • Confirmation emails from outside of the U.S. are now accepted by TripIt. 2
  • 4. 2008 January 1, 2008 TripIt is featured in Michael Arrington’s January 22, 2008“Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn‟t Live Without” TripIt introduces social feature “Who’s Close,” “Tripit pulls the relevant information out of the emails and builds an organized itinerary for you. You can which alerts users when a send emails in any order, for multiple trips, whatever. friend or colleague is It just figures everything out and organizes it.” nearby their location. - Michael Arrington, TechCrunch February 4, 2008 TripIt enters the corporate travel world February 25, 2008 TripIt recognizes corporate booking sites, and TripIt reaches benchmark of 100 supported booking sites. gives users the ability to add client meetings and activities manually. Coordinators can now create itineraries on behalf of others. March 5, 2008 April 7, 2008 TripIt is featured in “Best New Airline Web Sites” by Travel + Leisure TripIt introduces mobile web access so users can “A tidy, paperless way to keep track of everything from flight reservations to OpenTable dinner plans, this site extracts travel details from the organize travel plans on booking confirmations that you forward by e-mail, then organizes their smartphone. them all on a private Web page.” - Wing Sze Tang, Travel + Leisure 3
  • 5. 2008 May 13, 2008 May 29, 2008 TripIt supports cruise booking Confirmations from big cruise lines such as Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Lines TripIt “Traveler Profile” feature is live and Celebrity Cruises, as well as cruise booking agents like Travelocity are The profile features basic information about a user including home now recognized. location, upcoming trip destinations, connections in TripIt, as well as travel statistics like miles traveled, days on the road, etc. June 24, 2008 TripIt recognizes events and activity confirmations, such as dinner and a show, a sporting event, or a family night at the movies. August 19, 2008 TripIt is featured in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “The Latest and Greatest in Online Travel Resources” class in New York. September 10, 2008 September 7, 2008 TripIt is included in renowned tech TripIt makes Google’s “Top 10 Things You Can Do in the Cloud That blogger, Robert Scoble‟s “Gold You Couldn’t Do Last Year” list at the Business 2.0 Conference Standard of Recent Startups” roundup.“Uses a communication method we already have, e-mail, to make things simpler for everyone.” - Matthew Glotzbach, Google Product Director Google’s Enterprise Products 4
  • 6. 2009 January 26, 2009 February 15, 2009 Over 1,500 bloggers install the TripIt Blog Badge, which displaysTripIt opens its API to third party app developers a user‟s upcoming travels on their blog or website. TripIt API makes it easy for other websites and applications to exchange data with TripIt. April 14, 2009 May 11, 2009 Virgin America partners with TripItTripIt launches iPhone app Virgin America flight confirmations arrive with a reminder to add the flight to TripIt. The iPhone app organizes upcoming TripIt itineraries and links to airlines, hotels, restaurants and much more, straight from an May 29, 2009 itinerary. TripIt updates “Trip Sharing” so that users can post trip plans on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. 5
  • 7. 2009 June 23, 2009 June 2009 TripIt launches TripIt Pro, a premium service for TripIt reaches 500,000 users frequent travelers. Sends alerts for check-in, flight changes and cancellations. Monitors flights and automatically notifies the traveler if the price drops. Organizes frequent traveler August 15, 2009 points in one place. TripIt iPhone app is listed #3 on the “Top Free Travel Apps” list and Keeps significant others or those who need to know in the #9 on the “Most Popular Travel Apps” list from the iTunes App loop. Store. November 22, 2009 November 11, 2009TripIt launches itinerary merging, allowing users to combine multiple itineraries into a single itinerary with the click of a button. TripIt launches free Android App Users can get maps and directions and make calls to airlines, hotels, etc. straight from their itinerary, and can access their TripIt Pro account number from their Android phone. 6
  • 8. 2010 January 20, 2010 February 1, 2010 TripIt launches BlackBerry app TripIt reaches 1 million usersThis free mobile app gives travelers access to all their travel plans right on their BlackBerry. Users can also easily get directions to a March 2, 2010 hotel, restaurant or meeting on-the-go. TripIt launches TripIt Groups Users can join their company‟s group on TripIt and instantly see colleagues‟ trips on the company travel map. July 15, 2010 TripIt travelers log over 1 billion miles for the first half of the year. July 28, 2010 TripIt wins “Most Outstanding App” at the Business Traveler Innovation Awards, hosted by the National Business Travel Association and The Wall Street Journal, where corporate travelers picked out services, products and ideas best for business trips. 7
  • 9. 2010 August 8, 2010 TripIt introduces Gmail auto import October 9, 2010TripIt can monitor a user‟s Gmail account for travel-related TripIt reaches 2 million users emails and automatically create an itinerary. November 12, 2010 TripIt is featured on CNBC Street Signs: Will Aldrich, VP of Product, talks about holiday travel trends. December 1, 2010 TripIt supports the new American Express Travel app for iPhone and Blackberry American Express card members can now manage all their upcoming itineraries using their TripIt account. December 14, 2010 TripIt launches TripIt for Business Administrators and office managers can instantly create itineraries for their travelers, and push the latest plans to their smartphones. 8
  • 10. 2011 January 11, 2011 March 3, 2011 Concur acquires TripIt for $120 million TripIt now recognizes travel confirmation emails from 3,000 travel and booking sites.Concur, a leading provider of online integrated travel and expense management solutions, expands into the consumer space. January 11, 2010 May 3, 2011 TripIt launches iPad app The iPad app includes a master map that captures the entire trip and individual maps on each page of the itinerary. May 4, 2011 TripIt wins its first Webby Award for “Best Mobile Travel App” at the 15th Annual Webby Awards. 9
  • 11. 2011 June 21, 2011TripIt airs its first television commercial in Chicago. June 28, 2011 TripIt reaches 3 million users September 16, 2011 TripIt launches its app for Windows Phone, which allows users to add, edit and share trip plans and TripIt Pro users can view all their frequent traveler points in one place. October 4, 2011 TripIt partners with Avis, making it easier and faster to rent a car. The new Avis service takes trip details, such as flight and hotel reservations from TripIt itineraries, and adds the corresponding fields onto Avis.com. 10
  • 12. 2011 November 4, 2011 November 20, 2011 TripIt is included in a “Best Travel Websites” segment on The TodayTripIt reaches 4 million users Show with Nina Willdorf of Budget Travel. December 5, 2011 TripIt launches its app for Kindle Fire and Amazon Appstore for December 21, 2011 Android “The compact size of Kindle Fire and its growing ecosystem of apps make it a solid match for travelers.” TripIt users - Gregg Brockway, TripIt travel 5 billion miles in 2011 Fun Fact: It‟s the equivalent of a round trip to Pluto. 11
  • 13. 2012 January 10, 2012 January 19, 2012 TripIt launches “trend and spend” feature for TripIt for Business TripIt launches Samsung Galaxy Tab app at the • Managers can see more office travel spending information with the Consumer Electronics Show updated dashboard. in Las Vegas. • Users can access their past travel expenses and see upcoming travelling costs for the next 30 and 90 days. February 2, 2012 TripIt launches new map feature that lets users interact with their entiretrip geographically and quickly create directions between their activities. April 10, 2012 TripIt integrates with Best Western Travelers can use the app to book a room at any Best Western hotel. 12
  • 14. 2012 April 25, 2012 TripIt reaches 5 million users April 26, 2012 TripIt launches past trips for Android July 6, 2012 Users can get all the info stored in their past itineraries from their Android mobile devices. TripIt launches trip photos andsearchable maps for iPhone, iPad and July 15, 2012 iPod Touch. Users have the ability to upload photos TripIt is featured in a New York Times and make changes to an itinerary from Sunday travel section cover story with anywhere. road warrior Tim Ferriss. Trip plans are automatically displayed on a map. August 27, 2012 TripIt is featured in PC Magazine’s “The 50 Best Free iPhone Apps for 2012” September 6, 2012 “TripIt tops the list of travel apps. It automatically syncs your email itineraries to a trip organizer, putting all your travel plans right on TripIt updates its iPad app, including your iPhone no matter which booking agent you use.” new design features, a “What‟s Next” - Jill Duffy, PC Magazine preview and enhanced trip maps. Push notifications introduced for Tripit Pro users. October 2012 5 years after launch, TripIt reaches nearly 7 million users 13