Why travellers prefer Blue Cross
Google has been indirectly involved in the travel industry for years. From the day their search engine launched, it became a tool that travellers use for trip planning.
Today, one of the first things people do when they plan a trip is “google” their travel options. They search for travel deals and research destinations and just about anything else related to trip planning.
Google is not your only option, though. From TripAdvisor, Expedia, Travelocity, Booking.com and others, there are plenty of apps and websites that can help you plan your next vacation. Destinations could change this, however, and it could become a major player in the online travel industry.
The goal of Destinations is to ensure travellers can search and plan their travel on the device they use the most. Destinations allows you to plan everything using your mobile device.
What makes the new search tool different from other travel sites is that it will do most of the work for you.
"Google sorts through billions of flight and hotel options so you don’t have to," the company says about Destinations on Mashable. "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."
Destinations simplifies the travel planning process. In general, here is how it works:
“Destinations on Google is a feature of Google’s search engine. When victims of wanderlust search for certain travel-related terms, the results will generally show them two tabs. The first tab will display a range of informative videos, reviews, descriptions and photos about areas you’re searching about. More importantly, [Google] will also show you a list of curated itineraries, ideal dates and routes to travel,” says John Divine on InvestorPlace.
With these unique features, it’s clear that the new travel search tool provides value and a new way for travellers to explore their vacation options.
“What’s crazy about the recommended routes is that they’ll be informed by Google Maps – the search giant will use data about where it sees people travelling and how long they’re staying there to suggest a personalized trip for you. This is something that Expedia, Priceline AND TripAdvisor can never dream of doing,” Divine adds.
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