TripActions 2017: A Year in Review
As we welcome the new year, TripActions has a lot of incredible milestones to celebrate. Most importantly, we want to pop the cork for our customers and travelers who continue to support our mission to deliver the best business travel experience.
2017 was a big year as we doubled our team and welcomed incredible customers like Box, OpenGov, Castlight Health and Applause to the TripActions family. As of December 2017, TripActions grew its customer base by 8x year-over-year and saw its bookings grow 12x year-over-year.
To continue providing the best travel content for our customers, we announced partnerships with Expedia and Priceline alongside the completion of our Series A round led by Arif Janmohamed of Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation by Oren Zeev of Zeev Ventures.
Travelers Are Our #1As our customers have expanded globally, hired new employees and found themselves traveling more for work, we’ve worked tirelessly to take the growing pains and stress out of business travel. This starts and ends with TripActions’ proactive, 24/7 customer support that helps travelers get where they need to go. Whether it’s changing a traveler’s middle seat to an aisle or cheering them on as they run through the airport, our support team will always go the extra mile.
Through our direct chat feature
For us to respond to your requests
To hungry travelers - Yum!
Here are a few of our favorite traveler stories:
After spending a week in the desert at Burning Man in California, Lev needed some much needed decompression time in Las Vegas before going back to work (sounds too good to be true!). Upon leaving The Playa, he realized he’d be arriving a day early and reached out to our team for help.
“My friend and I had to contact customer support (me with TripActions, him with a different provider) to add an extra night. It took him three hours with dozens of phone calls, while it took me six messages in a comfortable chat client within the app - two of them were ‘thank yous’,” said Lev.
Josh, a true road warrior, experienced what we all dread - a flight cancellation. "It was complete chaos, people were screaming at the gate agents and we sat on the tarmac for over four hours," explained Josh.
Instead of standing in what seemed like an endless line, Josh calmly chatted with one of our travel specialists named Thelma. She secured Josh a seat on the next flight out, made sure his bags would travel with him and cheered him on while he ran through the terminal.
We’ve been there. That anxious decision of picking non-refundable vs. refundable. Unfortunately, Brady had picked a non-refundable hotel but his travel plans had changed. He chatted our traveler support team thinking there was no way to get his money back. Instead, our travel specialist Krizia went above and beyond.
After reaching out to the hotel and getting Brady a full refund, he said "Did you work miracles? You are pretty freaking awesome!" We do our best, every time!
TripActions Business Travel: By the NumbersLast year 79% of travelers saved their company money, earning them massive props. By booking inventory up to 40% off market rates and participating in the TripActions Rewards Program companies saved millions of dollars in business travel spend with TripActions.
Saved $47,000 by using TripActions
Earned over $6,000 in rewards
Most expensive US cities for business travelers to visit in 2017:
- New York City, NY
- Beverly Hills, CA
- Menlo Park, CA
Least expensive US cities for business travelers to visit in 2017:
- Eau Claire, WI
- St Cloud, MN
- Fayetteville, AR
Business trips booked with TripActions averaged two days last year, with the longest consecutive trip lasting 32 days. Whether a traveler takes one trip a month or one a year, most have specific preferences when traveling for work from their favored airline to airport.
Most frequently flown airlines:
- American Airlines
- Marriott Rewards
- Hilton Honors
Most popular international flight routes:
TripActions in 2018As we start the new year, we want to thank our customers and partners: you are the true reason TripActions continues to grow and improve. From the entire TripActions team, we wish you smoother flights, more savings and even greater success in 2018.
TripActions is the only mobile-first, end-to-end travel management company. We combine custom-built technology with 24/7 travel support and the most robust travel inventory available across corporate, direct and consumer to align business and employee objectives. Our solution improves the travel booking experience and travel management process using AI and data to create customized search options. The sleek mobile app provides the modern business traveler with proactive travel alerts and real agents via chat & phone. Along with an incentive program that rewards employees for spending responsibly, our customers save an average of 27% and growing on their travel spend.