Tag Archive for Travel

Day 1 in Bujumbura

The day started over a nice breakfast on the beach. My favorite food items was sliced up avocado with stringy onions and carrots in lemon juice. I also enjoyed a bowl of granola with dried bananas and fresh yogurt atop. True to the Schaffer way (Schaffer is my mom’s side of the family’s last name, her maiden name), my grandfather brought a enormous plate of French breads back from the buffet line. We love the carbs.

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tripchi Indiegogo campaign – more than 50% there!

Time to celebrate, we are now more than 50% funded!

tripchi is more than 50% funded on Indiegogo

Courtesy travelmamas

I also wanted to take a moment to explain to you WHY I am so passionate about transforming the airport experience.

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Reflections on Concur’s Perfect Trip DevCon

It was tripchi’s pleasure to have participated, and pitched, in the inaugural Concur PerfectTrip DevCom 2013.

It was not only a great networking opportunity, but also a great learning opportunity. I learned about many of the intricacies of the Concur API, so that when we’re ready to apply for the App Store, there won’t be any “gotchas.” I also met many of the Concur dev support team, so that I now know who to go to for help in case I have questions.

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tripchi launches crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo

Love to travel but hate airports?

Hello there fellow travelers and technophiles,
Love to travel but hate airports? Us too, and we want to change that!

That’s why my startup, tripchi, has just launched a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo for our airport mobile app, tripchi, which needs your help to launch globally. Our goal is to help travelers worldwide have a better airport experience.

Contribute Now to Indiegogo

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Flight Safety Videos Get Funny

Not only are we entering the age of Airport 2.0, where airports are improving (at least in terms of food and retail concepts), now in-flight safety videos (you know, those ones you HAVE to watch with your undivided attention prior to take-off) are also improving.

Namely, they are getting funny.  Airline marketers are finally realizing that the best way to sell boring content is to make it interesting (read: not boring).

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Tnooz Big Data Travel Hack

Last weekend, tripchi participated in the Tnooz Travel #BigDataHack at hack/reduce in Cambridge, MA. Read all about it in this Tnooz write-up, which features yours truly sounding really smart!

Gene Quinn from Tnooz

tripchi prepares for The Perfect Trip DevCon

tripchi is getting ready for our pitch at Concur’s The Perfect Trip DevCon 2013 this week (Oct 2) in San Francisco.

Not only are we super excited, but we are also extremely flattered to have been chosen from such a talented pool of applicants to be one of the finalists.

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Who is the next generation of travelers?

Tnooz has a great article a few days ago, answering the question of “Who is the next generation traveler?”

tripchi has thought a lot about our target market, about the people who really need and want to make the best use of their time in airports. Since airports are unavoidable burdens of travel, we want to make the airport experience as good as possible for the traveler. Whether that means helping people find a better place to eat, a quiet place to work, a charging station, or neat souvenirs to buy (at a discount) – we’re here to facilitate that. But, who are the people that could make the most use of this?

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Now, for something completely different

Well I usually write a lot about airports and travel. But I thought I’d shake things up today and write about marketing.

It’s something I do a lot of thinking about, especially this strange yet trendy thing called “growth hacking.” As if marketers were feeling left out of the developer nerd-circle, so we needed have a form of hacking associated with us too.
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What will the future airport experience look like?

This morning I was reading my daily travel news subscriptions – Tnooz, Skift, and the like – and came across a great article on the future of airports in 2025 (thanks Nick Vivion, fellow Duke-alum and writer at Tnooz! (follow him on Twitter @worldli)).

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