SOURCE: Portaga, Inc.

September 27, 2007 06:10 ET and Portaga, Inc. Travel-Enable a Half Million Office Professionals

TripSync™ Travel Booking to Become a Part of the™ Website

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and WHITE PLAINS, NY--(Marketwire - September 27, 2007) - and Portaga, Inc. today announced that the TripSync desktop travel manager will become part of the world's largest online business tool and community specifically designed for office professionals. Under the new arrangement, a administrative professional can book travel -- for free -- for one or many colleagues at the lowest available prices, while coordinating schedules, approvals and post-trip reporting for the business.

"With this tool, has once again fulfilled its mission to address the needs of the 'Smart Office Professional,'" said Dave West, CMO and Associate Publisher of "Administrative Professionals are the lynchpin of the organization, and are in need of a tool that takes the hassle out of the time-consuming task of coordinating travel for the business -- TripSync does just that."

"This is an ideal match of need, tool and person," said Evan Newman, COO of Portaga, Inc., the maker of TripSync. "We know that travel management is one of the most vexing duties an office professional faces -- supervising schedules, finances and reporting across multiple travelers before, during and after a trip can be daunting. TripSync was built with the administrative professional in mind."

For the DeskDemon user, TripSync is free to obtain, free to use, free to book, and easy to adopt by one person or a whole company. It is the only travel booking tool integrated into Microsoft Outlook®, Google™ Calendar, the Firefox® and Internet Explorer® browsers and now, With TripSync, the administrative professional can manage complex itineraries for one or more person, book and hold a trip for 24 hours, obtain company-negotiated fares, manage credit cards and traveler profiles, submit pre-trip approvals, and handle post-trip reporting for the entire workplace. TripSync's unique drag-and-drop scheduling hides the complexity of re-booking through simple mouse-gestures. Moreover, TripSync is the only complete travel tool for the mobile professional, empowering them to create and modify travel plans on the road from their web-enabled phone or PDA. The executive can change a hotel from the taxicab, and her admin will know by glancing at the calendar.

Since its launch in August 2000, has gained a deep understanding of the needs of over 500,000 office professionals, and is firmly established with this audience through credibility, depth and breadth of information and resources we provide to them. According to a recent site poll, 93% of its users use Outlook as their mission-critical tool. By adding TripSync to its repertoire, enables its members to cope with ever-changing schedules and workloads, and establishes itself at the forefront of new technology and more effective and efficient tools and methods.

About was launched in August 2000 and currently enjoys over 500,000 visitors a month* and average page views of 30-40 per visit**. This makes the world's largest online business tool and community specifically designed for administrative professionals, secretaries and office managers, with a significant presence through its websites in the UK and the US, which are the largest in their respective countries. (source: * **, February 2006) is used as a work tool across tens of thousands of SMEs as well as having a strong presence in multinationals, providing mission critical and essential resources and information to enable its users to achieve tangible benefits through savings in time and cost. Around 82% of's current users are within small or medium-sized enterprises and 18% within the multinationals.

About TripSync

TripSync ( is the free, Web 2.0 travel tool that allows business travelers to book, change and manage travel directly from their calendar with a few simple clicks. TripSync simplifies, organizes and synchronizes business travel for one or multiple travelers by creating live data itineraries right in Outlook. TripSync makes creating or changing travel plans as easy as scheduling a meeting. Designed with an inherent understanding of how small and medium-sized companies work, TripSync was developed by veteran business travelers at Portaga, Inc., a web services company based in White Plains, NY. For more information about TripSync and how to get it, go to

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