WorldMate Collaborates with RIM on BlackBerry Travel

Palo Alto, CA, February 14, 2011 – WorldMate Inc., the industry leader in mobile travel services, announced today that it has worked with Research In Motion (RIM) to bring the power of the WorldMate travel platform to the new BlackBerry® Travel app.

“WorldMate continues to expand its technology and deep travel and mobile expertise to better serve the traveler, and our collaboration with RIM allows us to bring the convenience of mobile travel services to the world,” said Jean Tripier, CEO of WorldMate. “The BlackBerry Travel app represents the most sophisticated end user experience in functionality, automation and polish, making it easier than ever to manage all aspects of your travel from your smartphone. As such it marks a new era for mobile travel.”

Existing WorldMate for BlackBerry smartphone customers can immediately begin using the new BlackBerry Travel app at no cost. Simply download the BlackBerry Travel app to start taking advantage of a new, more powerful travel experience. This new application makes WorldMate’s technology always available to travelers and gives them more control of their itineraries and overall travel experience than ever before.

“We are really excited to bring this level of quality to the BlackBerry platform with WorldMate,” said Jean Tripier, CEO of WorldMate. “Our users demanded an BlackBerry version and we were happy to provide the experience for them and all BlackBerry users, at a level previously unknown to that mobile platform. WorldMate is devoted to lessening the pains of travel, and now an entirely new segment of smart phone users can benefit from our personal travel service.”

“With BlackBerry Travel, users are getting a powerful travel app that presents information quickly, simply and elegantly,” said Tyler Lessard, Vice President, Global Alliances and Developer Relations at Research In Motion. “We’re thrilled to team with WorldMate to bring the mobile travel experience to the next level.”

The BlackBerry Travel App is available in beta for download from the Test Center on BlackBerry App World™ (www.blackberry.com/appworld).

WorldMate Eliminates the Need for Manual Itinerary Creation

July 12, 2010 – WorldMate’s Pioneering TripCatch Service Automatically Turns Confirmation Emails into Detailed Itineraries

WorldMate Inc., the industry leader in mobile travel services with over 5 million active customers worldwide, announced today a major service upgrade with the introduction of TripCatch. WorldMate with TripCatch for Blackberry now automatically recognizes travel confirmation emails and sends the information directly to a user’s WorldMate account, freeing users from having to manually enter travel information in their calendars.

How it works:
TripCatch (an opt-in service), monitors a user’s BlackBerry mailbox for travel confirmation emails and imports the travel itinerary automatically to their WorldMate account. With Tripcatch automation, confirmation emails for flights, hotels, rental cars and more generate detailed trip itineraries. The WorldMate service also includes flight alerts, calendar synchronization, and itinerary integration with mapping, navigation and LinkedIn contacts.

To ensure the absolute privacy of WorldMate travelers, the TripCatch implementation is certified with the Privacy Seal from TRUSTe , the leading internet privacy services provider. Only information explicitly allowed by the user is ever accessed by WorldMate, and users can opt-out at any time.

“We know that business travelers deal with all kinds of challenges and annoyances, have little free time to waste, so we built TripCatch to cater to their busy lifestyles. Automating the creation of mobile-accessible itineraries allows WorldMate users to more fluidly incorporate mobile business travel services, with no extra work to their already hectic schedules,” said Jean Tripier, CEO of WorldMate. “WorldMate makes life easier for business travelers, and TripCatch takes our service to a whole new level.”