Google rolls out new set of Trip-Planning features to improve travel portal

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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US-based technology giant Google has introduced a new set of travel search tools to help users plan their vacations.

The new features for the Google Travel portal allow to customize searches and will provide a list of pricing and lodging choices.

According to the statement, “Google Flights will show prices for specific dates between two cities including notifications for when airline ticket costs dip, while with the Google Travel Explore tool users can browse locations with filters.”

With the latest development, Google Travel will show spots with the most options for dining, shopping, or sightseeing within a selected distance from a particular landmark or address. Further, there will be a ‘Where to stay ‘ option under the search filters, to find hotels within the neighborhood.

The company said that “users can enter a certain landmark or address in the hotel or vacation rental search bar to see properties within a 15 or 30-minute trip by foot or car.” It will also send emails for when airline ticket costs dip in the next three to six months.

In Google Travel’s Explore tool, users can see a pink dot and a bubble “Explore nearby” option that shows popular spots within the specified area. Users can select any destination to see details including average hotel prices, weather, and other details.

Furthermore, Google has added a bookmark icon to keep track of properties that travelers are interested in during the planning process. The Saved tab on mobile or the right-hand panel on their desktop will display the saved properties.

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