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.
Sep 28, 2018
Google says it has updated how it handles search for travelers in a way that should make it easier to piece together trips over time. When searchers first look for certain travel destinations, Google will begin to show things to do and related travel articles.
Dec 14, 2017
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.
Apr 26, 2017
Google today announced several new features for its Google Trips tool. Trips already will automatically create travel cards based on user emails with flight, hotel, and car reservations.
Oct 17, 2016
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.
Sep 19, 2016
Google today released a new application for Android and iOS devices that's meant to help people plan vacations and other trips. The app provides information about cities and points of interest, as well as all the details associated with traveling to and from those locations.