These days the history books no longer say that Christopher Columbus was the first person to discover America. No, the Native Americans and Nordic explorers in Canada had that covered long before Columbus arrived on the scene in 1492.

Here at TripCase though, we do like to give credit where credit is due. And we’d like to thank Columbus for discovering the existence of the New World for Europeans who until then, believed the world was flat and ended somewhere in the Atlantic. If you think about it, Columbus was an original road warrior and one of the first business travelers to go overseas. He was laying the groundwork for the rest of us.

Columbus got to America by boat, three as a matter of fact: The Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. Thankfully, most business trips don’t require passage on three different ships. However, sometimes you might book your trip through two, three or more sources and they wind up appearing as completely separate trips when imported into TripCase.

What should you do when this happens? Like Columbus, you should not fear uncharted waters. TripCase can help you sort things out with a few simple clicks of a button when your trip elements are booked through multiple sources like a hotel, airline or travel agent.

For instance, say you decide to finally take that girl’s trip to Vegas over Columbus Day weekend. You book your flight and a day trip to the Hoover Dam through a local travel agency. However you book four nights at the Bellagio on your own, directly with the hotel. You import all your trip details into TripCase. But when you look under “My Trips” on the TripCase app on your new iPhone4S, all of the information appears as separate trips. Not to worry, you hit the blue “Combine Trips” bar on the “My Trips” screen, mark the check boxes of the elements you wish to combine and click “Continue”, taking you to the “Confirm and Continue” screen. You click “Continue” again, rename your trip and click “Combine”. And there, with a few simple steps you have successfully combined all your Vegas elements under one trip.

If you need more details on how to combine elements from multiple sources on TripCase into one trip for easier access and peace of mind, rely on our step-by-step instructions.

How many sources do you typically rely on when booking your trip elements? How are you going to commemorate Columbus Day?