TripIt continues to lead the pack in organizing travel itineraries. By pulling all of your plans together in one place and making them accessible across all your devices, TripIt is a complete solution. Purchased by popular corporate travel site Concur in January for $120 million, it only continues to improve. Travelers can forward e-mails to email@example.com after they've created an account and booked the travel, and TripIt does the remainder of the work. TripIt Pro offers flight alerts often quicker than the airlines themselves, along with allowing you to organize reward programs, check on baggage, and more. TripIt for Business allows visibility into employee travel for small- and medium-sized businesses. Lastly, integrated easily with LinkedIn, Facebook and more, you can see when you and your connections are going to be in the same place, making networking even easier.
COST: Free; TripIt Pro, $49 per year; TripIt for Business, $29 to $159 per month.
LOU DUBOIS is a Philadelphia-based Social Media Editor for NBC Universal's local news affiliate (WCAU-TV). He is an experienced writer, editor and marketer who has worked with and written about Fortune 500 companies and small businesses, focusing on social media, emerging technologies, small business success, entrepreneurship, sports business and corporate policy. Previously he worked for Social Media Today, Sports Illustrated, the Associated Press and SOBeFit Magazine, along with various newspapers. @lou_dubois