Google gets serious about holiday planning in travel battle

Remigio Civitarese
Mag 18, 2019

One of these search topics is related to travel.

Broadly speaking, these are apps and services that are pre-loaded on smartphones and tablets by telephone suppliers, mobile providers and their partners, together with the basic suite of Google apps and Android itself. Turning off "private results" will stop the travel hub from collating information across search sessions and devices, for example.

Your Android phone allows access to millions of apps and games that you can download whenever you feel like it via the Google Play Store. But we do need to go through different websites and apps to plan our travel and stay. Google said these features will also be more accessible in Google Search and Google Maps.

This month, Google revealed new privacy tools, which will enable users to gain more control over how they are being tracked, part of the broader efforts by tech giants to counter growing scrutiny of data collection practices. Experts believe that Google Trips could be a revolutionary feature.

This is a concept which has never been seen before and Google is not copying any platform. The company gave no specific information about how this live web landing page will impact the unreleased app. Google Trips app will act as a competitor to the app TripIt, which also shows itineraries offline. But what if you don't want Google recording your entire thought process as you plan? Now, it's rolling out on the desktop, and there's even more functionality in the pipeline.

Holden said that the revised service would also allow users to add bookings manually within a few weeks.

Google tracks your recent searches, saved places and flights and adds them automatically to your trips if you're signed into your Google Account, and Google plans to add items you viewed and saved, including hotels, to your trips so you don't have to reinvent the wheel or keep track of all the details yourself. Plus soon you will see viewed things to do and saved and viewed hotels to your trips.

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