Google Makes It Easier to Find and Book Hotels and Flights
Google today improved the way Google Search finds and sorts hotels and flights when planning trips. To start, searching for hotels should now include better price filters and quickly discoverable details, such as hotel amenities. Moreover, people will be able to book hotels directly from within Google Search. The company is also taking steps to pair hotel and flight search results. For example, a new "flights" shortcut will appear on the upper corner of hotel search results, and vice versa, making it easy to find a hotel and flight together. Google Search is adding a tool called More Destinations that will provide details concerning other places that might be of interest. These recommendations are made based on the user's search history. Last, a section called Your Trips will surface easy-to-digest, shareable details about upcoming and past travel reservations culled from Gmail. These functions should appear in Google Search on mobile devices over the coming days.
Google Just Made It Easier to Save Money on Flights and Hotels
Google today updated several of its travel tools in ways that should help people find the best, least-expensive options when traveling. Google Flights, for example, now includes tips under search results, such as when prices are abnormally low or high.
Google Makes Tracking Flight Pricing Easier
Google today improved its Google Flights tool with new ways to track not only flight times, but flight pricing. Moving forward, Google Flights will alert users about potential price increases.
'Destinations' Tool Boosts Google Search's Planning Powers
Google today unveiled a new feature in Google Search called Destinations. The idea is to make it easier for people to discover new places and plan visits.
Google Search App Gains Tappable Shortcuts
Google today said an update to its mobile search app should make it quicker and easier to find basic information via tappable shortcuts that are positioned underneath the search box. The shortcuts let people perform instant searches for a variety of items, including entertainment, sports, weather, food, news, and more.