Google has decided to improve the life of travelers by issuing a series of updates on its Flights and Trips services, and on the hotel search features. These updates are meant to help people find the best deals out there, by showing them, for instance, when certain tickets or hotel rooms reach a lower price. More precisely, these services will now benefit from price tracking features.
Google’s price tracking will show you the cheapest tickets and trips
Price tracking is not an unusual feature for travel services. Platforms like Hopper or Kayak already had such options for their users, and Google decided to get closer to the competition by including them as well. This way, you will be able to access such information just after a quick search on Google, without having to use a special traveling service.
Google Flights will now benefit from AI technology, and use its algorithms for historical price tracking. This means it will look at the evolution of prices for a particular destination, and calculate the perfect moment for you to buy the ticket. Also, it will notify you when the tickets are unlikely to get any cheaper, or when they are less expensive than usual.
Google poses some great competition for other traveling platforms
The price tracking is not available only for flights, but also for hotel searches. Once you enter a hotel name in the search bar, Google will show the current price rates. Also, if there’s an event going on in the area, you will find out. This means either that the prices are higher or that the hotel is more crowded. This kind of information is perfect if you’re planning a vacation and want to catch the best rooms.
Google has one more update, which will show users special discounts for plane tickets or trips. This update is available in Google Trips, the custom planner. All the special offers and price tracking will appear once you visit a city within the Google Maps app, and will roll out on both Android and iOS.
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