A few days ago, Google made some changes to Flights, refining the booking process and taking the stress out of the seemingly tedious procedure. In a bid to further facilitate travel plans of its customers, the company has now announced that it is making it easier to plan trips on the go.
In a new blog post, Google has noted the difficulties involved in formulating traveling schedules, which include booking flights and hotels, among numerous other things. As such, the company is evolving its hotel search algorithms and streamlining its flight booking algorithms to better serve its customers.
A major feature that will be rolling out over the next few days allows users to make hotel reservations directly from Google Flights. Users won't be required to navigate to a separate page, rather they'll be able to see complete information regarding the cost and availability of hotels in the destination that you've already selected. The same will be possible the other way around; that is, booking flights when browsing hotels at a potential travel destination.
Similar options will also be available even when you're searching for a destination. Clicking "More Destinations" will display a list of other places and trips that might be appealing to you. Google further says that:
We’ve also included a feature called Your Trips that helps you see, at a glance, all your upcoming and past travel reservations from Gmail. These results are private, and only you can see this information. You can email your trip reservations to friends or family right from Your Trips, and also make edits and access them directly offline with the Google Trips app (Android, iOS) when you’re traveling.
It has certainly been refreshing to see Google shift focus to solving traveling difficulties faced by people all over the globe, and it'll be interesting to see what the company has in store for its users next.