Google has added a brand new feature to its rapidly increasing plethora of services. The company has updated its Google Flights feature, which will now also inform you in case of an increase in airfare or even when the ticket prices are expected to go up. The company will also let you hunt for, and find the cheapest possible tickets out of all available.
The company has also come up with tools to help you find the best hotel deals. In short, if you are planning to get out this holidays season, well, Google has set its mind upon making your trips as inexpensive and as hassle free as possible.
According to a blog post by Google,
This holiday season we’re making travel planning less stressful by updating you when flights are likely to increase in price, helping you find good hotel deals, and making travel planning easier on mobile.
Lets quickly look at the brand new goods on offer.
Okay, so Google Flights has always been a pretty useful application to have around. It lets you do cool stuff like sift through an airline’s fluctuating prices or even look for a cheap destination, when you just gotta have a holiday. You can also use the application to get notified about price changes for the flights you’re tracking.
The company has upped the capabilities of its app and it is now able to do a few more tricks. Google can now let you know when prices are expected to increase for some specific flights and routes you’re interested in. So, say if you want to travel between Delhi and New York, Google Flights will tell you the current fare and will also inform you about the expected change in the fare based upon past trends. Cool right?
After selecting a specific flight, a notification may appear letting you know when the current fare is expected to expire and how much you can save if you book now.
You can also chose a route and get recommendations about the best possible flight for that route, based on factors like price, availability and so on. You can also tap on the Explore option to receive Google produced ideas about destinations you can visit. The recommendations will be based upon the kind of vacation you want to take.
Hotel hunting is now easier as well
Google has also made it easier for users to find and capitalize upon hotel deals in places they might be visiting. The company already offers users information upon whether a hotel’s price is lower than usual — on the basis of comparison with historical pricing — or even if the price is discounted as compared to the usual price.
You can also chose to look at deals in a particular area. What’s more, Google has also taken it up upon itself to notify users when savings are available to loyalty members on a hotel’s website.
The company has aimed both of these features at travelers who like to get out during the holiday season, which is right around the corner.
Don’t let travel planning stress you out this holiday season. Google Flights and hotel search on Google can help save you time and money so you can spend more time with the people you love. Wishing you safe and happy holiday travels!