Are you fed up of visiting several websites and travel apps to book hotels and flights for you? If yes then the new update by Google will make you super happy as you can now book hotels and flights directly from Google search results. The tech major has also added better price filtering, making your trip planning simpler and easier like never before.
Once you type your destination in the Google search bar, you’ll be presented with four tabs: Explore, Flights, Hotels, and Your Trips. These tabs will list all the available flights and hotels, letting you easily toggle between the provided options.
With the Google search update, you can scroll through the search results for hotels that incorporate photos. There’s also an option to filter results with date and price to find the best hotel.
Flight bookings work similar to that of hotels along with same filtering option. While searching for flights, you can check prices and availability to book tickets right from the search results. To help you in finding out the best hotel and flight option, Google has also added an option to search by destination.
There’s a ‘More Destinations’ tab that you can use to see suggestions for nearby places. Plus, Google will show extra services along the way from companies approved by the search engine. It said that the new search results will be most effective on handsets, where users can plan and do booking for their travel.
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Another tab dubbed ‘Your Trips’ will endow you with the list of hotels and flights you’ve booked in the past. This tab collects information directly from Gmail. The search results are private and only you can see the information. You’re able to email your trip reservations straight from the available list. Apart from this, you can even edit or access your trip bookings offline right from the Google Trips app on your Android or iOS device. The feature enables you to contact travel companies to get you additional information about the stay and flight.
On the whole, Google is all set to make your travel planning super easy on mobile devices, making users ditching third-party travel apps to book hotels and flights for holidays. The new features will roll out over the next few days in select countries. What do you think about the new Google search update? Share your thoughts with us via the comments section below.
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