I occasionally travel on business and have come to realize that booking a trip on most online services like Expedia is a pain. You have to sort through so many pages to find what you want and be sure that extras you don’t want aren’t being added on the sly to your total.
A new trip booking service aimed at business travelers called Tripware has been announced. The service is an Outlook 2007 plug-in that allows users to book trips directly from Outlook 2007. One of the coolest parts is that the plug-in remembers a user’s preferences like car rental info and hotel preferences.
The software also remembers credit card info to allow the trip to be booked and paid for automatically. Once the trip is booked using the plug-in, it is automatically added to the Outlook calendar and the user’s itinerary. Prices are promised to be comparable to those found on Expedia and Travelocity.