Utrip Live was the natural next step in the level of personalized trip curation we provide our users. - Director of Business Development, Lewis Krell
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 19, 2016
Utrip, Inc., the Seattle-based leader in artificial intelligence trip planning has unveiled a new and innovative product, Utrip Live, that helps fans discover and plan perfect trips based around the sports teams, bands, musicians, comedians, events and festivals they love most. By integrating SeatGeek inventory with Utrip’s intelligent trip planning platform, Utrip Live makes it easy and fun for travelers and fans to discover the best places and dates to go to see their favorite live events. Utrip Live is changing the travel landscape and catering, in a deeply personalized way, to an audience with a truly unlimited desire to travel and to not miss out on the best part of travel -- unique, inimitable live experiences.
To begin the process, a traveler can either auto-import their favorite teams, bands and more via their Facebook Likes or they can easily create their own profile on the Utrip Live homepage. Utrip Live will take this information and instantaneously sort through millions of potential combinations to let you know when more than one of your favorite teams, bands or events will be happening in the same city at the same time. From the results page, a traveler can then sort by destination and based on dates they are planning to travel. Instead of time-consuming manual labor and cross-referencing, Utrip Live makes it easy to not only discover your perfect trip, it also enables travelers to add these events to a personalized and customizable itinerary. Utrip Live also provides travelers with the option to purchase tickets via Seatgeek in real-time.
"We’re excited to add another dimension to our 2016 momentum which, to date, has included exciting partnerships with internationally-recognized travel companies such as the Empire State Building, Holland America Line and the San Francisco Travel Association. At Utrip, we are always looking for innovative ways to bring our technology to travelers and to help them enjoy the most authentic and unique travel experiences. Utrip Live was the natural next step in the level of personalized trip curation we provide our users." said Lewis Krell, Director of Business Development at Utrip. "As we see with the popularity of apps like Snapchat and Facebook Live, travelers seek memorable experiences that cannot be replicated -- and nothing adds a more unique, memorable aspect to a travel experience than seeing your favorite teams, athletes, bands, comedians and performers live."
According to the National Association of Sports Commissions, the sports travel industry in the United States alone is $9.45 billion and that number continues to grow every year. The appetite of sports and music fans is impossible to over-exaggerate as just this month, fans traveled from across the globe to attend live events like Coachella, the Final Four or Kobe Bryant’s last game. Passionate fans will travel on a moment’s notice as they don’t want to miss out on a life-changing experience that they will remember forever. According to Nielsen Music, the average music-festival attendee travels 903 miles to get to their event and according to LiveNation, half of Americans have attended a live event in the past year with the average event-goer attending 5.3 live events annually.
Utrip is a free travel planning platform that brings together the best in artificial intelligence and human experience, making it easy for travelers to create their perfect trip. Founded in Seattle in 2012, Utrip's predictive technology works on a vast travel database that has been curated by local experts. Once a traveler indicates their interests and budget, Utrip's algorithm sorts through millions of combinations of must-see sites, activities, and restaurants recommendations to deliver personalized itineraries -- in minutes. Travelers may then book lodging and share their itineraries with friends.
To get started or to learn more please visit http://www.utriplive.com or contact Lewis Krell at lewis(at)utrip(dot)com. Follow Utrip Live on Twitter @UtripLive