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TripIt Announces New Way to Share Travel Plans on LinkedIn

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TripIt, the leading mobile travel organizer from Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), today announced travelers can now share trips on LinkedIn in the main network update stream, making it even easier to coordinate plans or get suggestions from business connections.

"Sharing trip plans on LinkedIn is an easy way to make the most of your time visiting a particular city," says Nancy Ramamurthi, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing for TripIt. "Whether it's a meeting invitation or restaurant recommendation, TripIt and LinkedIn can uncover opportunities you may not have otherwise thought of."

To get started, TripIt users can click here to connect their accounts or simply learn more.

LinkedIn has remained one of the most popular ways for TripIt users to share trip plans, since TripIt's original MyTravel LinkedIn app launched in 2008. It's also a favorite social media destination among users.  In fact, a recent TripIt survey* found that more frequent travelers regularly visit LinkedIn than Twitter or Google+. Of the travelers surveyed, 53% visit LinkedIn at least weekly, 37% visit Twitter at least weekly, and 24% visit Google+ at least weekly.

TripIt also makes it easy to automatically share trip plans on Facebook, Salesforce Chatter, Yammer, and privately via email with the click of a button. Sharing must be initiated by the individual traveler, and can be turned off anytime, as well as by making an itinerary private.

To learn more about how TripIt creates a master itinerary for free when a traveler sends their travel confirmations to [email protected], visit http://tripit.com.

*For information about TripIt's survey methodology, please contact [email protected].

About TripIt

TripIt®, the leading mobile travel organizer from Concur® (Nasdaq: CNQR), makes it easy for millions of travelers to organize and share their trips.  Simply forward confirmation emails from anywhere you book to [email protected] and TripIt automagically creates one simple, smart itinerary to access on a smartphone, calendar, or anywhere online.  For even greater peace of mind while traveling, TripIt Pro acts like a personal travel assistant that keeps travelers in the know regarding flight status, alternate flights, and more; tracks all frequent traveler points in one place; and monitors eligible flights for fare refunds. TripIt for Business is an easier way for companies to organize office travel; keep track of who's traveling when and where, and whether travel dollars are being spent wisely. For more information, please visit www.tripit.com and follow @TripIt at http://twitter.com/tripit.

About Concur

Concur is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions. Concur's easy-to-use Web-based and mobile solutions help companies and their employees control costs and save time. Concur Connect is the platform that enables the entire travel and expense ecosystem of customers, suppliers, and solution partners to access and extend Concur's T&E cloud. Concur's systems adapt to individual employee preferences and scale to meet the needs of companies from small to large. Learn more at www.concur.com or the Concur blog.

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