|Makes being in the right place at the right time much easier|
Here’s another app that I was surprised some of my colleagues weren’t using. It’s called TripTracker and displays all of your travel information for the foreseeable future. The reason I like this app better than TripIt, which I know many people use, is that you don’t have to do ANYTHING (once you’ve linked your accounts).
The app pulls information from all of your reward program accounts (flights, hotels, and rental car) and shows you exactly where you are supposed to be on a given date. This is great because when you travel every week to different places, it can be a challenge to keep up with which hotel you’re supposed to stay at, assuming you even remembered to book it. I haven’t forgotten to book a hotel just yet but I’ve gotten my flight times wrong on more than one occasion.
The downside to this app having all of your info, as someone pointed out to me, is that if you have credit card information stored in your hotel or airline account, providing your user name and password for these accounts may put you at risk of some sort of fraudulent activity. Personally, I didn’t even hesitate and I’ve had no issues with it so far.
TripTracker gives you another handy little tool in addition to making sure you where you need to be at the right time – it provides a list showing your status – point totals and status levels – for each of your accounts. And if you’ll recall my post about consulting fundamentals, it’s crucial for us consultants to be able to quickly flaunt how much time we’ve spent on the road in a given year.
So, if getting organized won’t get you to use TripTracker, maybe being able to show-off more efficiently will!