The Parking Spot, the nation’s leading near-airport parking operator, today announced the company’s first ever development of an application programming interface (API) and direct link via a partnership with behavior-based travel tool Tripware. The API will create a seamless integration that recreates the reservation functionality of The Parking Spot’s website within Tripware’s premiere online booking tool, OutBook.
“We were adamant about finding an API partner who would accept an interface that mimics the very same features on which our guests rely when reserving their parking space on The Parking Spot’s website,” said Thom Zak, Vice President of Sales, The Parking Spot. “We’re excited for Tripware users to take advantage of now being able to book reservations directly within the OutBook technology.”
Tripware OutBook is a plug-in for Microsoft Outlook that allows a user to book a flight, hotel, rental car and now reserve a space at The Parking Spot, automatically embedding the itinerary in the traveler’s Microsoft Outlook calendar in about three minutes. The tool connects to a traveler’s online profile and stores flight, hotel, car, scheduling, notification, and membership preferences. Using the information already entered into Microsoft Outlook for scheduling a meeting, Tripware OutBook books the trip for the meeting, automatically enabling in-trip notifications and saves the itinerary as an appointment.
“This partnership clearly adds more value to our existing product as users now have an important option – airport parking – when booking their business travel,” says Michael Jacques, Vice President of Business Development, Tripware. “Tripware receives the same rates and inventory as online travel websites, traditional travel agencies, and travel search engines and we look forward to continuing to provide more value to the business traveler with the inclusion of planning, booking, and managing travel from one tool.”
The Parking Spot and Tripware will also team on joint consumer promotions as the partnership gets underway.
About The Parking Spot
The Parking Spot, which operates 19 near airport parking facilities at 12 airports in 10 cities, provides service to and from the airport terminal in distinctive spotted shuttles. Drivers offer luggage assistance and guests receive copies of USA Today when they arrive at the facility. Upon return, complimentary bottles of water are offered by the cashiers at exit. Guests also have the option to enjoy membership in the Spot Club™, the most flexible parking rewards program in the business. Reservations are available, but not required, at www.theparkingspot.com. Along with rates and lot information, the website tracks occupancy levels and reports the weather at The Parking Spot’s facilities across the country.
Tripware is a travel service for people who plan, book, and manage their own business trips. The novel aspect of Tripware is that the entire trip process can be done right from Microsoft Outlook. By automating business travel, Tripware enables the traveler to schedule appointments and book travel for that appointment all at the same time and in the same business tool. Tripware has value-added features such as complete itineraries, notifications/alerts, rewards program tracking, and expense reporting. By implementing its patent pending technology, Behavioral Travel Management, Tripware allows business travelers to leave faster, travel better, and return sooner. Founded in 2007, Tripware is headquartered in Mesa, AZ, a suburb of Phoenix. Tripware is owned by Remotian Systems, Inc.
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