Google Destinations helps users plan trips on the go

Google Destinations

Google launched Destinations last week to provide all the travel information a person might want, organized and bundled with booking options.

When a person uses Google search on Android or iOS, “X destinations” will return a grid of destinations for a state, country or continent, while “X vacation” or "X travel" returns a travel guide for a city, state or country.

"Google sorts through billions of flight and hotel options so you don’t have to," the company said about Destinations. "See average flights and hotel prices at a glance across many cities; tap into a destination and get the best options for your needs and budget."

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Once you've selected a destination, tap "Plan a trip" to see rates for hotels and flights. Google shows the highs and lows for the next six months, so the searcher can find the right price. As you slide left or right, the results instantly update with real-time fares and rates, pulling from the “trillions of flight itineraries and hotels we price every day on Google Flights and Hotel search,” the company said. Searchers also can tap the pencil icon to customize results further with flight and hotel preferences, including number of stops, hotel class and number of travelers.

The service includes information on peak tourist times, as well as average temperatures and precipitation during different times of the year. For each destination, Google will offer itinerary ideas, like a seven-day road trip through Spain.

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