Google Flights, Hotel Search Now Provide Insights on Dates & Price and More

Google adds more ways to explore dates, airports and hotel locations on Flights and Hotel Search to help you save when you have a bit of wiggle room in your itinerary.

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Google Flights and Hotel Search, already provide tips on saving money, on Tuesday announced several updates to help people find most flexible travel dates and economical stay when planning trips.

New price insights added to Google Flights help in picking up travel dates that are less expensive by a simple tap on "Dates," you can see a calendar view of date combinations with "cheapest prices highlighted in green and most expensive in red." Or, through a new price graph, you can see airfare graph over time for a certain length of trip in mind—just swipe left to see more dates.

These new flight insights is currently available on mobile and rolling out on desktop later this year. In the GiF below, you can see Flight insights dates and price graph:

Google Flights Calendar view
Flights Calendar view

Those, often fly can now choose nearby airports or hotel locations to get better price through a newly added ability that shows all nearby airports on an interactive map. You can view distance between each airport and your final destination to select the most convenient airports, offers more flights to choose from.

Google nearby airports or hotel locations
nearby airports or hotel locations

Google Hotel search also aid to find cheapest available hotel reservations, with a new ability added today, that show you nightly rate in a calendar view, so you can see hotel prices on a map and indentify the best areas and hotels according to your budget and itinerary. Or, you can check out hotel price trends for rates graph over time.

Here is a GIF of Hotels Search calendar view and hotel prices on a map in action:

Google Hotels Search Calendar view
Hotels Search calendar view
Google hotel prices on a map
Hotel prices on a map

Finally, Google also formally announced the hotel price labels on the interactive maps.

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