SOURCE: Team San Jose

January 13, 2015 09:30 ET

Team San Jose Unveils Utrip for Visitors to Explore San Jose Like A Local

Partnership With Utrip Enables Travelers to Instantly Tailor Travel Itineraries

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - January 13, 2015) - Team San Jose, the official Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) for San Jose, unveils Utrip to business travelers, visitors and locals to instantly explore San Jose and personalize their trip planning. The free artificial intelligence-based tool provides area visitors with real-time, personalized and relevant recommendations for San Jose's attractions, restaurants, lodging, nightlife and activities. San Jose's visitors are able to access Utrip on Team San Jose's site and can view their itineraries across all mobile devices with the Utrip app.

"Today's traveler craves an immediate connection to the destination they are visiting and Utrip serves as the first point of contact for visitors to discover San Jose in a colorful, fun and geeky way," said Karolyn Kirchgesler, Team San Jose CEO.

The Utrip platform uses a traveler's interests, preferences and budget to easily create personalized itineraries. Here is how it works:

  • Visitors start by selecting their travel dates.
  • Next, the ability to select a profile and 15 preference levers for trip planning.
  • Utrip's algorithm leverages the user's input to sort through a large travel database that has been curated by local San Jose area experts.
  • Instantly share and store personalized itineraries via Facebook and Twitter.

"San Jose is known for developing many of the world's most cutting-edge technologies. We couldn't be more thrilled to partner with a destination that's the embodiment of innovation," said Gilad Berenstein, Utrip CEO and Founder. "Utrip enables visitors to explore San Jose's many attractions and amenities in a way that is most meaningful to them."

Visitors can customize their San Jose visit by visiting Utrip's free platform at

About Utrip

Utrip is a free travel planning platform that brings together the best in artificial intelligence and human experience, making it easy for travelers to create their perfect trip. Founded in Seattle in 2012, Utrip's predictive technology works on a vast travel database that has been curated by local experts. Once a traveler indicates their interests and budget, Utrip's algorithm sorts through millions of combinations of must-see sites, activities, and restaurants recommendations to deliver personalized itineraries -- in minutes. Travelers may then book lodging and share their itineraries with friends.

Utrip PRO, the white-labeled version, allows businesses such as DMOs, and hospitality groups to offer personalized travel planning on their sites. Utrip's companion mobile app provides access to itineraries, directions and personalized recommendations on the go. To learn more about Utrip or to plan your next adventure, visit

About Team San Jose

Team San Jose is an innovative partnership unifying the San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau, hotels, arts, labor and venues to deliver an exceptional visitor experience and serve as the gateway to San Jose as a destination. Our company manages the San Jose McEnery Convention Center and Arts and Entertainment venues including the California Theatre, the Center for the Performing Arts, Montgomery Theater, Parkside Hall, City National Civic and South Hall.

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