How Google’s new travel features can make you a smarter planner – The Washington Post
“The people who brought you the world’s biggest search engine are also working to make your travel planning more efficient. On Wednesday, Google rolled out new travel features that can help you find the best timing for your trips, determine where you should stay and figure out how much it’s really going to cost.
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The new tweaks are even better for avid Google users who already rely on Gmail or Google Maps, because the advice that the site provides improves as the system learns about your search history and preferences. Google now shows users information about upcoming trips (with a focus on things to do when you get there), potential trips (based on flights you’ve been searching), popular destinations in general and your past trips.
‘I’d be hard-pressed to point to any [travel] aspect of Google that I wish they did better,’ says Scott Keyes, founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights, who has been using the tech giant’s travel services since launching his company in 2015. ‘Google continues to be the gold standard in any arena that they enter in — flights, hotels, travel included.” ~ Washington Post
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