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This article was published on October 4, 2011

    TripIt expands its itinerary platform with Avis car reservations

    TripIt expands its itinerary platform with Avis car reservations
    Courtney Boyd Myers
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    Courtney Boyd Myers

    Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

    If you’re a frequent traveler, TripIt is a priceless app. Send your flight and hotel confirmations to TripIt and your itinerary is automatically synced and updated on the web browser and right on your smartphone within the TripIt app.

    The app also includes a social feature, which lets you know when and where you’re friends are traveling and if your trips overlap. TripIt texts you gate information and let’s you know the second your flight is delayed (often before the airline even announces it). It’s hands down the most recommended app for frequent jet-setters. Today, TripIt announced that Avis is now using its open API to bring personalized reservations to the TripIt platform.

    Once you connect your Avis and TripIt accounts, Avis.com uses your itinerary data to pre-populate reservation fields, add plans back into TripIt seamlessly, and anticipates any flight changes… so the car is ready no matter what time you arrive.

    “The vast majority of people typically make airline and hotel reservations first, before they reserve a rental car,” said Tom Gartland, president, North America, for Avis Budget Group, parent company of Avis. “This partnership will help travelers who have completed their air and hotel arrangements and provide them with an even faster way to add an Avis rental to their trip. TripIt members will benefit from not having to remember travel dates, times or flight information, and having their rental car arrangements directly connected with their other travel plans.”

    Right now, TripIt is running a promotion- simply connect your accounts and you’re entered to win 14 days of free Avis car rentals and a free year of TripIt Pro.

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