To make trip planning effortless, Google is introducing some new ways that will help people bring and work on their existing travel plans together across its properties.
Now, when a user looks for top travel destinations worldwide on Google Search—they will see relevant suggestions in the search results, like things to do, day plans, and travel articles.
After receiving booking confirmations of hotel or flight in Gmail, Google will further customize travel recommendations in its organic search results.
For example, if a user searched and booked a hotel for “Austin”, will now see flight prices, weather, and events for their dates of travel, as well as restaurants near their hotel.
A GIF animation below shows how this feature works:
In October, Google will be launching new features in ‘Your Trips’ for managing travel plans that are still in the works, and will also help in resuming trip planning when they come back to Google.
For example, when a user searches for Milan, Your Trip will now display information about flight prices they’re tracking, destination-specific flight, hotel searches, and places saved by them.
Your Trips can be accessed by searching “my trips” on Google Search or tapping on the ‘Your Trips’ tab in Google Flights or Hotels on mobile phones.
Google also let users opt out from seeing private results by simply adjusting ‘Private results and Web & app activity’ settings.
A screenshot of potential trips on Your Trips tab:
See more information in Google Settings.
See Flight Fares Higher or Lower than Usual
Google is expanding Thanksgiving tips, that shows whether “a flight price is higher or lower than usual” on its Google Flights to include upcoming December holidays, Christmas and New Year’s.
This tip will appear on Google Flights worldwide over the “coming weeks.”
Additionally, Google will also let know if flight prices are likely to rise in the next 5 days.
A GIF below shows flight prices on Google Flight:
Hotel Location Score
The new hotel location score can help in finding the right hotel based on a location as it summarizes hotel’s neighborhood based on information from Google Maps.
Users will get information like getting to and from airports, as well as Google will also show things, like if “a hotel is close to bars, landmarks or public transportation.”
For example, if a specific hotel is within walking distance of the Milan Duomo.
An image below shows the new hotel location score: