SOURCE: Portaga, Inc.

September 24, 2007 12:12 ET

TripSync Announces Integration With Google™ Calendar

WHITE PLAINS, NY--(Marketwire - September 24, 2007) - Portaga, Inc. today unveiled the newest version of its TripSync™ desktop travel manager, which includes integration with Google™ Calendar and improvements to the power, speed and ease of use of its desktop and mobile booking platforms.

"We had already taken the lead in software-integrated and mobile travel management," said Robert Kost, CEO, "and Google Calendar integration just puts us even further ahead of the competition." Kost issued a challenge: "You won't find a faster, easier, more feature-complete booking tool on the internet -- and, unlike Expedia, Travelocity and Orbitz, we continue to waive booking fees, making us the only business travel solution that is entirely free to both the traveler and the business."

Users of Google Calendar can now synchronize their travel plans with their calendar, much as users of Microsoft Outlook® are already able to. When travel is booked, modified or canceled, the calendar is automatically updated, making it easy for colleagues to track one another's whereabouts. The user needs only to authenticate with his calendar once; thereafter, TripSync provides "single sign-on" synchronization.

Leveraging Google Calendar's mobile notification system, travelers can be automatically notified -- or notify their colleagues or administrative assistants -- of changes in travel plans via email or SMS. And, because TripSync provides the only comprehensive mobile booking solution, changes the traveler makes from her cell phone will automatically change their Google Calendar.

"You can begin to see why we believe TripSync is the future of internet-based travel," said Evan Newman, COO for Portaga. "In the age of the 'mash-up,' the right way to think of travel management is as a complement to the vast array of software and services available out there, rather than as a monolithic destination site. Our recent Salesforce.com announcement, and now this integration with Google Calendar, gives you a sense of where we're going."

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. Designed with a deep understanding of how small and medium-sized companies operate, TripSync was developed by veteran business travelers at Portaga, Inc., based in White Plains, NY. For more information about TripSync, go to www.tripsync.com.

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