Google will now let you book hotels and flights right from your search results

Google says the new update will make the experience of booking flights and hotels more integral on its platform.

  • Published: February 7, 2018 2:36 PM IST
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Google search is one of the most useful tool on the web and it has added new features such as hotel and flight search to expand its use case. Now, Google has announced that it will also allow users to make hotel and flight bookings directly through Google search results.

With the update, users can scroll through search results for hotels that include photos and swipe through those photos without having to leave the list of search results. There will also be an option to filter with date and price from the results page and users can book directly through Google. Earlier, Google would redirect to the service provider’s website to continue booking.

In the case of flights, the bookings work similar to that of hotels with same filtering option. While searching for flights, users can now see similar filtering option and ability to book tickets directly from the search result. Google says it will also make it easier to switch between flights and hotels with a new tab layout. In order to determine the best hotel and flight option, Google has added an option to search by destination.

Google search users can click on the “More Destinations” tab to see suggestions on nearby trips for their original destination and Google will show additional services along the way from companies approved by the search giant. Google says the new search results will be most effective on mobile devices, where people plan and do booking for their travel.

The update also brings a new feature called “Your Trips” that lets users to see all their upcoming and past travel reservations from Gmail at a glance. The results are, of course, private and will only be visible to you. Your trip reservation can be emailed to friends or family right from Your Trips section along with option to make edits. These trip details can also be accessed offline with the Google Trips app available for Android and iOS.

The new features further simplify the experience of planning your travel and the update makes the overall experience of booking flights and hotel more integral and useful part of travel planning.

  • Published Date: February 7, 2018 2:36 PM IST