Trover connects a massive photo gallery created by a global explorer community with itinerary information shared by Concur travelers. We are thrilled to add Trover to our growing set of apps that make ‘The Perfect Business Trip’ a reality.
New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) May 08, 2014
Trover (http://www.trover.com) today announced the integration of two powerful platforms dedicated to enhance business travel experiences. Through the power of the Concur’s open platform and the Trover travel app, business travelers can now gain access to personalized recommendations from locals and fellow travelers to effortlessly help them find interesting adventures each day – even on work trips. Available now in the Concur App Center, Trover connects a massive photo gallery created by a global explorer community with itinerary information shared by Concur travelers. This combination will provide personalized destination content that informs and delights travelers.
Concur provides business travelers with an entire travel ecosystem, from planning and booking to expense reporting. By offering Concur travelers an opportunity to link their destinations to Trover, travelers can receive personalized photo-recommendations prior to the trip, including local restaurants and bars, museums, concerts and parks to visit.
With hundreds of thousands of places and images already shared, the growing Trover community is popular among travelers, localistas and bloggers who have sought a more place-centric way to share their travel explorations compared to Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr, as well as a more visual experience than TripAdvisor and Yelp. This approach allows business travelers using the Trover travel app available through the Concur App Center to instantly discover what local gems are nearby once they arrive to their destination. They can also create their own photo-recommendations of interesting spots, or save their wanderlust inspirations to Trover Lists for future reference.
“We believe any trip including business travel can have adventures worth talking about -whether it’s the perfect spot to take a new client for lunch, or that quiet park off the beaten path,” said Jason Karas, CEO of Trover. “This partnership provides us with a window into the travel preferences of individuals using Concur and Trover, so we can provide them with more personalized ways to enjoy their trip, even with a hectic schedule.”
Karas will take the stage at Concur’s Fusion Event in New Orleans to discuss how technologies continue to impact travel and exploration. Fusion, Concur’s premier client event, brings clients, partners and staff together to learn more about products and services that will help their organizations easily manage travel and expense.
“Our partnership with Trover helps strengthen our travel ecosystem for our business clients while also providing huge value to travelers during the trip,” said Jigish Avalani, SVP and GM of Platform and Developer Services at Concur. “We are thrilled to add Trover to our growing set of apps that make ‘The Perfect Business Trip’ a reality.”
Trover takes the guesswork out of where to go and what to see nearby. It uses location-based technology to tag and retrieve photo-recommendations shared by a global community of explorers.
Photos-recommendations are added each day, and can be discovered at: http://www.Trover.com.
Trover is a visual guide to the best of everywhere, powered by travel geeks and culture hounds, gut-checked by peers, and lusted after by aspirational newbies. Accessible via the web and an iPhone app, it’s a community for people to share their photos, get recognition for their discoveries, and find inspiration for their next jaunt. The hundreds of thousands of beautiful, annotated photos posted on Trover span 175 countries and represent experiences as varied as zip lining in Singapore, flea markets in Brooklyn and cocktails in Kyrgyzstan. Trover is a private company funded by Concur, Benchmark Capital, General Catalyst Partners, and Ignition Partners, with offices located in Seattle, WA. Trover was co-founded by experienced entrepreneurs, Jason Karas, CEO with a background in social and mobile technologies and Rich Barton, who founded Expedia.com and co-founded Zillow. For more information, visit http://www.trover.com or follow on Facebook.