TripIt is helping travelers stay connected with the release of its new location-based social â€Closenessâ€ alerts.
The new features include â€œWhoâ€™s Close To Me?â€ which automatically notifies users if their travel plans overlap with fellow travelers while on the road, and â€œWhoâ€™s Coming to my City?â€ which automatically identifies colleagues who will be visiting their hometown when theyâ€™re not traveling.
TripIt is an online travel assistant that organizes trip details including flight, hotel, car, train, restaurants, and activitiesâ€”even when booked through different online services. Travelers simply forward their travel confirmation emails to [email protected] and TripIt automatically builds one master online and printable itinerary with everything travelers need to have a great trip, including confirmation numbers, daily weather, local maps, driving directions, city guides, OpenTable restaurant reservations, and more.
With the new Closeness alerts, TripIt offers a unique social network for travelers and their community of contacts. In addition to knowing whoâ€™s going to be where in the real world, TripIt also allows travelers to â€œconnectâ€ with each other online to share and collaborate on trips. And, TripIt automatically syncs itineraries with calendars and eliminates the need for manual entry, even if plans or details change, so that travelers are always â€œin syncâ€ wherever they are.