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Earn 3x True Blue points on travel to/from DC this summer.

Flying in or out of DC this summer? If so, you’ll earn THREE times the TrueBlue points on all JetBlue Washington-National flights when you register and book by July 29 for travel June 19 through August 30, 2014.

There’s no limit to the number of times you can earn 3x points during this period. Just register and book on jetblue.com with your TrueBlue number.

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Up to 100,000 Bonus Miles on AA between US and Asia.

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Travel on American’s new nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Hong Kong or Dallas/Fort Worth and Shanghai, China, or between Chicago O’Hare and Shanghai – and earn bonus miles along the way. When you book eligible travel, you’ll earn up to 25,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles per round-trip flight.

 

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Weekly Roundup May 19th

Each week we’ll link all the travel, points and social stories we came across.

• Are we on the brink of a pandemic with MERS?

Man About the World  does some frequent flyer math to help you determine how to maximize your points. via@MAWtravel

• Last Tuesday, a TRACON facility near Chicago was evacuated due to smoke cause by a faulty bathroom fan. A ground stop was issues at MDW and ORD snarling air traffic for several hours. via @airchive

•  If you have a spare £182,000 this UK company will take you to all 107 3-Michelin Star restaurants. via @Holidaysplease

• And finally, this guy spent his 600-day long trip taking selfie videos in each of the 36 countries he visited, then setting it to a catchy tune. (video)  via @ModernMotoGuy

And now some tweets to @Traxo

Welcome to Traxo Jeff!  

 

 

New look.

Chances are you’ve noticed some major renovations going on around Traxo. The team has been busy on all aspects of the website, logo and many things you can’t see. Over the next couple months you’ll begin to see the results of all this work, starting with our new logo. Everything from how we display your trips to the logic that defines how Traxo’s magic email processing works is being updated. You’re going to love the new updates.

 

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Loyalty accounts, and connections are also getting major overhauls to create a unified experience where you can share a trip with friends and manage your miles in better ways.

But none of it happens without your feedback and we love hearing what you like and want to change about Traxo. So as new features come online, please let us know what you think and lets make travel better together.

Speaking of reviews, did you see the new Trip Advisor feature? When you return from a trip, we send a recap email asking for reviews. With our trip advisor integration your opinion will be heard by millions. So go ahead and tell us what you think about Traxo and tell the world about your latest adventures.

Introducing Traxo Hotels — Just for You

Still looking for that perfect hotel for your next trip?

Our new Traxo Hotels offering makes it super simple to find your ideal hotel, because we curate our recommendations based on input from the leading expert — you.

Our team was tired of scrolling through endless pages of choices each time we needed a hotel, and muddling our way through the one-size-fits-all recommendations from other websites. In reality, there were only a handful of options that were really relevant, based on which loyalty programs we each belong to, our favorite hotels, past trips, and recommendations from our friends. Why does anyone need another 50 hotels cluttering the page?? More is NOT better.

For example, I happen to be a Kimpton and Starwood gal, so I’m always going to look for those options first. I also tend to stay in the center of the action wherever I go. Andres is more of a Marriott guy, and stays closer to the airport for his frequent business trips. Wouldn’t it be awesome if the search engine KNEW that, and curated our results accordingly?

Why should we both see the same set of hotel recommendations, when we’re very different travelers?

Enter Traxo Hotels, powered by the Traxo Factor Intelligence Engine.

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Whenever you have an upcoming trip but haven’t yet booked a hotel, the Traxo Factor engine will suggest up to 10 hotel options based on your specific travel profile:

• Loyalty program affiliations
• Past hotel stays
• Your hotel ratings & reviews
• And more!

Additionally, if there are any hot deals available, Traxo “Factors” that in, too (see what we did there??)

We’ve partnered with the Expedia Affiliate Network to ensure you get the best selection and best prices – guaranteed.

And with TripAdvisor hotel reviews, you get the inside scoop from other fellow travelers.

No other website makes hotel shopping this fast, easy, and truly personalized. It’s another way Traxo is helping you,

Travel Organized.

Press Release

Traxo for Business is Live

It’s been busy at Traxo HQ since announcing our Series A funding round. We have a roadmap chalk full of updates and upgrades; but our first rollout is for our business partners. In June we announced a partnership with SAP® Cloud for Travel, using Traxo’s itinerary management technology to provide fast and easy travel expense reporting for bookings made outside of a company’s traditional corporate travel booking tool. Since then, SAP has seen a significant increase in customer volume and reporting efficiency.

Today we offer the greater travel industry this and much more, with Traxo for Business. Now anyone in a travel-related business that is in need of itinerary management can better service their customers, with Traxo White Label and API solutions.

This robust new offering will provide businesses the ability to manage users’ travel itineraries, help them keep track of their loyalty programs, and compile more trip data than ever before. Version 2 of the Traxo API is a single travel platform with endless possibilities: keep track of employee travel, provide broader customer service, and even quantify your marketing efforts. We can’t wait to see what our customers develop.

In addition to SAP, we’re also excited to announce LesConcierges as a Traxo for Business launch partner. As the leader in global concierge services, having accurate and timely insight into its members’ travel plans is critical to LesConcierges’ mission to provide superior support. Tapping into the Traxo for Business API solution enables them to consolidate their members’ travel itineraries in one place, so concierges agents can provide faster, more relevant customer service.

Traxo for Business is just the first of many new features to come, so keep in touch! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more news.

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Get started with Traxo for Business

To better travels!

Traxo hits major milestone, raises $4.2 Million

It’s official! We’re excited to announce the close of our Series A funding round, led by a fantastic group of investors including Advantage Capital Partners, Silver Creek Ventures, and Thayer Ventures. What has been a long labor of love is now primed and ready to grow to new heights.

When we started Traxo back in 2009, we saw an opportunity to bring some sanity to a highly fragmented and frustrating process. It used to be, you’d have a trusted travel agent to handle all the dirty details for you – and you’d just show up, get on your flight, and enjoy your trip. With the proliferation of new travel sites and mobile apps, you get the benefit of better customizing your own trip experience – but also the drawback of having to organize it all yourself.

Travel is indeed a complicated experience with lots of moving parts, but it doesn’t have to make you crazy. What we’ve been able to build over the past few years, with the support of our investors and a stellar team, is helping to take some of the chaos out of the process and make it a seamless – even enjoyable – experience again.

We’re so thrilled that the teams at Advantage, Silver Creek, and Thayer recognize the value of what we’ve been up to, and are willing to partner with us to continue to enhance our offering. Our team is working on some pretty incredible and truly innovative new products that we can’t wait to share. We’ve got a lot up our sleeve, so keep watching this space!

Of course, we couldn’t have gotten this far without the support of our friends, families, customers, and partners – so a very sincere thank you for believing in us, working with us, and providing the necessary feedback to continue to make Traxo even better.

We can’t wait to show you what’s in store! Here’s the original press release announcing our new round of funding.

Travel better,
The Traxo Team

Introducing the New Traxo iOS Mobile App

We are excited to announce the release of our new iOS mobile app that will allow our users to have seamless access to all their itinerary details and travel loyalty accounts on the go via their favorite Apple mobile devices. And best of all, it’s FREE!

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The new app offers:
- A smooth and intuitive interface with automatically updated itineraries
- Swipe-through, easy-access cards that provide flight, hotel, rental car and activities information at your fingertips
- Daily tracking of your loyalty account balances, expiration dates, and elite statuses
- Access to vital contact information you need during your trip
- Tap-through addresses to destination maps for easy navigation while traveling.

Simply forward confirmation emails to plans@traxo.com or connect your most used travel account to Traxo and we seamlessly aggregate and organize your flight information, hotel reservations, car rentals, restaurants reservations, ground transportation, trains, cruises, ferries, and more, straight on your iOS device. No searching is required for that next reservation: Traxo knows what’s coming up next, and serves it automatically.

Miles and points are now even easier to track with Traxo for iOS. Add loyalty accounts just once, and Traxo maintains a secure connection to your favorite programs to sync your account numbers and point balances to your device, ensuring you’re never fumbling for critical information while on the go.

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Traxo is available for free on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch here. We are currently working on our Android app which will be launching later this year. Sign up for free at www.traxo.com.