Whether you travel for leisure or business, the logistics of crossing country or state borders are a nightmare. TripIt has been trying to simplify the process for years, providing travelers with a way to track their flight, hotel reservation, car rental, and other plans in one central place. The app just got better now thanks to a new addition: Traveler Profile.
The profile lives inside TripIt's side menu in the Android (and iOS) app. It houses both travel documents and travel contacts, acting as a hub for everything you might need while on the go. Your passport, driver license, resident cards, as well as your babysitter's number, doctor, and others can be easily added. An "others" card lets you make more types of documents or contacts if needed. The information is PIN-protected and screenshots are forbidden when you open sensitive cards like your passport.
The feature is live in the free and paid (no-ads) version of TripIt — both of which still look like a ratatouille of Gingerbread, KitKat, and iOS — and comes along with bug fixes and a new option to tag trips as business or leisure in the latest update.
All the Essentials in One Place: TripIt Adds Traveler Profile to Mobile App
New Feature Keeps Travel Documents and Contacts Organized and Easily Accessible
SAN FRANCISCO, March 16, 2015 – TripIt® from Concur®, the world’s highest-rated travel-organizing app, now makes it easier for travelers to keep their travel documents and emergency contacts organized with a new feature, Traveler Profile. Now, travelers can store their essential travel documents, and the contacts they need the most while traveling, right within their TripIt iOS or Android mobile app.
“One of the most frustrating parts of travel is staying organized, and for TripIt, we’re always looking for ways that our app can take the hassle out of the travel," said Jen Moyse, head of product at TripIt from Concur. "With the addition of Traveler Profile, our users now have access to everything they need while traveling—from the time their flight takes off, to their babysitter’s phone number—all in one easy to access place.”
Almost any document or contact can be stored within Traveler Profile, allowing travelers to customize their profile, so they have access to the information they need the most while on the go. The feature also comes with nearly 20 preset document and contact types, allowing travelers to store:
Passports and more—Essential travel documents, such as passports, IDs, drivers licenses and Global Entry cards, can be stored within Traveler Profile for instant access to these documents whenever they are needed.
Important contacts—From sitters to doctors, Traveler Profile centralizes the contacts people need the most while traveling, so they can easily access them while on the go.
Documents and contacts for friends and family—Those traveling with a group can also use Traveler Profile to store important travel documents and contacts for their friends and family, keeping everyone’s travel information organized and in one place.
“We built Traveler Profile with a wide variety of travelers in mind. International travelers now have a more convenient way to fill out paperwork and store backups of their travel documents, while parents can use the feature to store their children’s travel documents, right alongside the dog sitter’s or doctor’s contact details,” continued Moyse.
How It Works:
Traveler Profile lets travelers save and view important information from their TripIt app. To access the new feature, users simply visit the home screen of their TripIt app and tap on Profile. From there,
users can store any document or contact they’d like access to while traveling—with the ability to view, add or edit the information directly from their mobile phone, or via the tripit.com website. The first time a document or contact is stored, or viewed, within the app—users are also required to set up a four-digit security PIN. When accessing Traveler Profile from a mobile phone, the four-digit security PIN is required before the user can view or edit any documents or contacts.
Traveler Profile is available on the TripIt iOS and Android mobile phone apps, as well as TripIt.com. For more information on TripIt and the new Traveler Profile feature, visit: www.tripit.com.
About TripIt from Concur
TripIt from Concur, the world’s highest-rated travel-organizing app, automagically creates a master itinerary for every trip, giving you instant access to all your travel plans in one place—any time, on any device. To get started, simply forward flight, hotel, rental car, and restaurant confirmation emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. TripIt Pro has all the organizing power of TripIt, plus extra features for stress-free travel, like real-time flight alerts, seat tracking, refund notifications, and more. Companies can also extend the power of TripIt to the entire office with TripIt for Teams. For more information on how TripIt organizes and delights more than 11 million travelers worldwide, please visit us at tripit.com, follow us @TripIt, like us on Facebook, and watch us on YouTube.
Concur, a part of SAP, imagines the way the world should work, offering cloud-based services that make it simple to manage travel and expenses. By connecting data, applications and people, Concur delivers an effortless experience and total transparency into spending wherever and whenever it happens. Concur services adapt to individual employee preferences and scale to meet the needs of companies from small to large, so they can focus on what matters most. Learn more at www.concur.com or the Concur blog.