Google Added Travel Planning Feature In Its Search For Better Travel Post COVID-19

 The situations are now getting better from the COVID-19 pandemic in some regions and are opening up for travel. So, to help its users for safer travel planning, Google has added a new travel planning feature in its search.

The Vice President, Google's Product Management, Travel, Richard Holden, said, "As restrictions and advisories begin to lift, we're adding information about travel resuming in a specific destination on Google Search. In the next week, you will see the percentage of open hotels with availability and flights operating at either the city or the county level based on Google Flights and Hotels data from the previous week."

In its search results, Google is offering the availability of flights and hotels. In this current situation, when planning a trip is uncertain, the search giant has also introduced a free cancellation feature. It will provide users, the information about the hotels and vacation rentals with refundable options only for safe and better travel planning.


In its blog post, the company said, "When you visit google.com/travel and tap on a trip you're planning, or search for hotels and things to do, you'll now see trendlines for hotel and flight availability. Links to additional local resources, including the number of COVID-19 cases, are provided as well."

Google is also adding information on the percentage of hotels that are open along with the availability of flights operating in that city and country.

Google said that the company would be rolling out this feature this week. As of now, we are unable to find the free cancellation filter, it is expected to be going live soon and help in safe travel planning.

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