Last Updated: October 12, 2015 3

Creating a TripIt Account to Plan Your Vacations

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The first important question to answer is “What is TripIt?” TripIt is a way for you to plan your vacation without all of the increased stress that comes with all of the things that can go wrong and all of the things that need to be considered for your vacation to be successful. Looking for deals online can be stressful, but TripIt will take all of your bookings and arrange them into one organised itinerary. Using TripIt is easy and you will soon get the hang of it.

Creating a TripIt account

Here are a few simple steps that you can follow to create your own TripIt account.

  • The first thing you will have to do is to go to www.tripit.com which will take you to the homepage of the website. If you are unable to click on the link to access the website, simply copy and paste it into your URL and press Enter.
  • On the right hand side of the page you will see the fields to sign in with. You can sign in with your Facebook, Yahoo!, Google, or Google Apps account, or you can click on the orange button to create a new account.
  • When you click on the orange button you will be taken to a page where you will have to enter an email address. Your email address is needed so that the verification email can be sent to you and so that you will be able to access your account if you ever forget your password.
  • You will also have to choose a password. Remember that the password you choose should be something that is easy for you to remember. At the same time it should also be something that other people will not easily be able to guess. Think about this carefully.
  • Click on the button to confirm your account registration. Remember that by doing this you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of the site. It is suggested that you actually read these terms first before agreeing to them.
  • You will again be prompted to sign in with your Facebook, Yahoo!, Google, or Google Apps account if you wish.
  • You will then have to verify your email address. To do this click on the orange button that appears on the screen. You will the nave to “Allow” TripIt to have access to information in your email address. If you prefer you can have a verification email sent to you. Once you have done this you will receive an email notification at the email address that you specified during the sign up process. Click on this link. If you are unable to click on the link simply copy and paste it into the URL.
  • This will take you back to the TripIt website where you will have to verify your details.
  • You are then ready to start using TripIt!

Using TripIt

There are a few basic steps that you can follow if you want to use TripIt.

  • The first thing you will have to do is to go to www.tripit.com which will take you to the homepage of the website. If you are unable to click on the link to access the website, simply copy and paste it into your URL and press Enter.
  • Sign in using the information you specified during the sign up process.
  • You will want to update your TripIt profile if you want to be a successful user of TripIt. Start by uploading a profile picture. Next you can fill in some personal information. Once you have completed this you can click “Save and Continue” to go on.
  • The next thing to do is to start organising your next trip. You can do this by clicking on the tab labelled “My Trips”. Decide on a name for your trip and then specify where your trip will take place and what you start and end dates are for your trip. When you have done this click on “Create Trip”.
  • Now you will need to add additional information in order to create and informative and complete travel itinerary. Go to the “My Trips” dashboard again and click on “Add plans”. Now you will be able to add all of your plans for that trip quickly and easily.
  • There are a number of travel icons that you can select when ordering your travel plans. For example if you click on the “flight” icon all you have to do is enter your confirmation number for the flight. If you receive a confirmation email detailing your bookings, forward the email to the TripIt email address so that you won’t have to fill in any of the information by yourself.
  • Also it is a good idea to keep track of your restaurant reservations so that everything can be managed easily and so that you don’t forget about something. If you like you can forward an email to TripIt form OpenTable.com. Otherwise you can enter all of your restaurant reservation information manually.
  • If you click on the “Trip Search” tab you will be able to compare prices by typing in your departure and arrival date. This will make it far easier for you to find the best deal because everything will be in one location for you to consider.
  • Print your itinerary or share it with others. Remember that your itinerary can also be accessed from your mobile phone.

    Using TripIt is extremely easy to do. On top of that it will make your life a whole lot easier for when it comes time to plan a trip. You will find it much more convenient to use TripIt to find the best deals and so on then if you try and search for hem yourself. There are a lot of advantages to using TripIt and it is no wonder that so many people choose to make use of this great service when planning their vacations. TripIt can make your vacation just that much more enjoyable by getting rid of the stress involved.