Simon covered TripIt back in April and I thought I’d send out an update of the company. For those that don’t remember/know, TripIt is very similar to WorldMate Live, but it’s a simpler and less robust travel planning system. I see them servicing different markets. Whereas WorldMate is for enterprise and travelers who are in need of serious planning, TripIt is for someone a little more last minute.
Here are a few quick angles about TripIt that you may find interesting:
– TripIt has received many Web 2.0 and travel industry awards, including the only travel site to make Michael Arrington’s sites he can’t live without for the past two years running, and the only travel site selected to present at all the top startup conferences: TechCrunch, Web 2.0, Under the Radar and PhoCusWright.
– Recently, TripIt was selected as the only travel app on LinkedIn, enabling millions of people to automatically see when their travel plans overlap with their professional social network.
– The company just announced an API that enables any developer to access TripIt travel itineraries and provide travelers with new services, like FlightTrack Pro the top paid iPhone travel app that now automatically tracks flights from TripIt itineraries.