Google Search Readies for the Busy, Upcoming Travel Season with these New Tools

Google Search Trip Planning will soon include hotel scores, price tips, and more suggestions to help people with their holiday travel…

The next version of Google Search Trip Planning will bring a few more helpful features to users right from the web. Soon, searchers will see hotel ratings, price comparisons, and more organizational tools.

Google Search Trip Planning Adds Hotel Scores, Price Tips, and More Suggestions

Google Trips is not only available via a native mobile app, it’s also on the web, as well. Just type “My Trips” or go to “Your Trips,” tab in the Flights and Hotels search section. In October, Google will release an update which will change the interface, focusing more on organization: 

“For example, if you’ve recently started looking at traveling to Milan, we’ll show you potential trip information in Your Trips like flight prices you’re tracking (if you have any), destination-specific flight and hotel searches, and places you’ve saved. That way, you can easily pick up your travel research when you come back to Google.”

Another handy tool will appear when people search for a specific city. Google will surface any current trip details and display a carousel titled “Continue planning.” Said carousel will include Things to Do, Weather, Events, and Top-rated eateries:

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What’s more, Google is expanding its tips about flight prices for December travel:

“This tip will appear worldwide over the coming weeks when you search for flights on your phone over the December holidays. We’ll also notify you if prices are not going to drop or if they’re likely to rise in the next five days.”

Last but not least, Google Search will add a new “hotel location score” which rates based on nearby restaurants, landmarks, and public transportation:

“For example, you’ll see if a specific hotel is near boutique shops to fill your fashion fix or within walking distance from the Milan Duomo. You’ll also get information on getting to and from airports.”

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