April 10 2012 by Mike Mason
You ever have the moment when you're sorting through multiple e-mails or print-outs of your flight info, hotel booking and rental car receipt and kick yourself for not just writing down the pertinent info on one document? You can't tell me I'm the only one, and nothing raises my blood pressure like making sure I get everything together in the 10 minutes before I leave for the airport. Luckily for people like me there are on-line travel organizers like TripIt and BESTWESTERN TO GO! to use as my own personal assistant. Whenever I forward my e-mail confirmations from hotels, rental car companies, airlines and restaurants these tools keep me organized and on-track.
TripIt gathers everything for me in one master online itinerary and even allows me to include maps, directions, attractions and weather...basically everything that I was fumbling with before in multiple documents and e-mails. I can't tell you how refreshing it is during my trip to access everything in one place on my smartphone or laptop.
For Best Western loyalists TripIt makes even more sense to use since they integrated with BEST WESTERN TO GO!, Best Western's mobile app that allows users to book hotels, access itineraries and organize trip info - much like TripIt does. What makes this partnership so great is the bevy of new features now available:
- Hotel Locator: Find and book Best Western hotels worldwide
- Organize travel: Connect to TripIt to instantly access trip plans
- Photo and Description Capabilities: Add pictures and additional information to help remember and share details about locations you visited or plan to visit on your next trip
- Mapping: Input addresses of attractions and restaurants and use a GPS-enabled map to navigate through an area
Have you used either TripIt or BEST WESTERN TO GO! to stay organized for your trips? What do you think? Tell us about it in the comments below!