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.
Sep 7, 2017
Even though the summer travel season has largely ended, Google this week expanded Google Trips, Google Flights, and Google Destinations to a more international audience thanks to new languages and availability. For example, Google Destinations is now available in 14 new languages, including Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Filipino, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Malaysian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovakian, and Slovenian.
Feb 8, 2018
Snapchat today made it possible for people to create their very own lenses and filters that can be used in pre-defined areas. Custom filters, for example, can be created by people holding events, such as weddings or birthday parties.