In April, select Google Maps Local Guides began receiving invitations and surveys to see if they were candidates for testing a new travel app from Google. Leaks revealed that the app was Google Trips, which assists users in planning, scheduling and working out the logistics of travel plans. With today’s wide launch, Google is taking another step into becoming the premier virtual assistant company.
Google Trips plays host to a slew of features, but the short of the app is that it functions as an itinerary and guide for your trip. Stepping beyond the usual suggestions, Google has assembled sample Day Plans for the 200 top cities in the world, outlining what you can and should see in every destination. For those with specific sites in mind, users can customize and pin their own destinations, and Google will plan the rest of the day’s itinerary for them.
Travel reservations have become a breeze with Google Trips. Due to its deep integration with Gmail, travel reservations and information are automatically collected and bundled within Trips. The service then converts it into simple itineraries that contain all the necessary information in an easy-to-read format.
Google Trips is a godsend for those who love to travel, and Google is leveraging the appeal of the app to draw users further into its web of services. In order to effectively utilize trips, users will need to primarily use Gmail and Maps, which offers Google additional users and a tighter integration of its web of services. While some may be concerned about the amount of personal data needed for Trips, the convenience offers a powerful pull to draw customers.
Google Trips is now available on Android and iOS. Google’s official announcement can be found at the source link below.