New Following feature allows travelers to share travel details while Followers get live updates throughout the trip
SOUTHLAKE, Texas – April 1, 2014 – TripCase, Sabre’s travel app where millions of travelers manage their trips, is now making it easier for travelers to connect with family, friends and colleagues. With the new TripCase Following feature, travelers can choose to share their trip with other TripCase users, giving them the same trip details, messages and live updates that the traveler sees.
When TripCase travelers choose to share a trip with a contact, they can select just one trip or “always share.” The chosen Follower then receives an email with the details and a link to view in their TripCase account. Within TripCase, users can keep Active, Past, and Following trips organized on different tabs within the Trips screen and through a new interface and enhanced Timeline View. Last year, travelers added and accessed 11 million trips through TripCase.
“Now TripCase Followers have access to the same trip details and messages that millions of TripCase travelers use,” said Troy Whitsett, vice president of design and innovation for TripCase, a Sabre brand. “This new sharing capability comes from thousands of hours of research, and usability testing, design and development,”
TripCase actively monitors any factors that could change or impact a traveler’s trip including weather, flight delays and gate changes and automatically notifies the traveler. It is the only travel management app that offers these important flight alerts at no charge. Because TripCase has been integrated with the Sabre GDS, millions of travelers automatically access their trip information in TripCase and receive real-time updates and changes on flight information.
Sabre is a technology solutions provider to the global travel and tourism industry. It offers a broad range of technology solutions including, data-driven business intelligence, mobile, distribution and Software-as-a-Service solutions which are used by travel suppliers (airlines, hotels, car rental outlets, railways, cruise lines and tour operators) and travel buyers (travel agencies, travel management companies and corporate travel departments) to plan, market, sell, serve and operate their business. In 2013, Sabre’s technology processed over $100 billion of estimated travel spending and more than 1.1 trillion system messages.
Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre employs approximately 10,000 people in approximately 60 countries around the world. We serve our customers through cutting-edge technology developed in six facilities located across four continents. Sabre is privately owned by TPG and Silver Lake Partners. The company operates four brands/businesses: Sabre Airline Solutions, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, Sabre Travel Network and Travelocity.
TripCase is Sabre’s award-winning travel management application that aggregates all travel itinerary information into one easy-to-access location. Built around a patent-pending messaging platform, TripCase delivers itinerary-specific messages via web, mobile browsers and a mobile app for Apple and Android phones. With TripCase, travelers have access to critical travel alerts like flight delays, gate changes and reservation cancellations as well as integrated tools like weather, seat maps and driving directions – all free of charge.