Sharing Travel Plans Just Got Easier with TripIt’s New Update

Sep 19, 2017

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We at The Points Guy have covered TripIt before and noted how it’s a helpful app that has eased our travel woes. Today, the tech company released its newest iOS 11 addition and the updates make it easier for those on the go to share their plans. Now travelers can share their flight schedule, car rental, dinner reservations, etc. with a simple text.

For those using iPhones and iPads (or any iOS device) in conjunction with TripIt, life just got a little easier. With these new, useful features, users can easily keep friends, family, and colleagues up-to-date about their travel plans via iMessage. As changes happen, everyone gets alerted with updates via the Apple messaging service.

Image courtesy of TripIt from Concur
Image courtesy of TripIt from Concur.

Jen Moyse, director of product for TripIt, says: “All you have to do is add your plans to TripIt, and share them through TripIT for iMessage — we’ll take care of the rest.”

Image courtesy of TripIt from Concur.

Here’s how it works: TripIt pulls the latest trip information when a conversation is active. Additionally, all parties who have received the travel information must be signed into the TripIt app and operating on iOS 11 to send and receive the trip plans. With the update, you will no longer have to resend any changes made to your itinerary; if you add a dinner reservation or book a hotel, it will automatically update in iMessages with those you shared your trip with.

The new features work with TripIt pro ($49/year), as well as the free version. Those with TripIt pro, though, can share their real-time flight status through iMessage meaning that anytime there’s a flight or schedule change due to delay, gate change, or cancellation, TripIt for iMessage will refresh with the latest information, giving the person with whom the information was shared the ability to check the flight’s current status directly — without any additional searching.

Currently, the app is used by 14 million people worldwide and is billed as the world’s highest-rated travel-organizing app.

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