Published: Mon, December 18, 2017
Research | By Raquel Erickson

Google now offers discounted tours and activities for bundling vacation packages

Google now offers discounted tours and activities for bundling vacation packages

However, Google just released a few useful upgrades to their travel planning suite that make it even easier to find cheap travel. A recent study we did indicated that travelers are most concerned about finding the best price for their vacations - more than with any other discretionary purchase.

Google Flights price tips: Using machine learning technology and historical flight prices, Google Flights will now tell you when "prices are less than normal" or "prices won't drop further" when you search for a flight. Say you were searching for flights to Honolulu, and flights from your destination were cheaper than usual. Google has also added Hotel Price Tracking on mobile for those who want to receive email alerts, with a desktop launch coming in 2018.

Google is also extending this feature to hotel searches. The feature was originally limited to flight bookings.

Hotel price tips: Similarly, when you search for a hotel on Google, you'll now get more insight on room rates.

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Google's updating its flight and hotel booking feature with suggestions on whether itineraries are a deal.

Google Trips, which launched past year, peruses your Gmail account to automatically organize your travel reservations into individual trips. The feature will eventually help you plan your trip better and avoid the busy dates and get the hotel and flights at an affordable rate.

On the other hand, the Google Trips app, launched previous year has added a new "Discounts section". The new addition will give you instant access to deals on tickets and tours related to top attractions and activities.

The flight and hotel price tracking are now rolling out worldwide, whereas the Discounts tab inside of the Trips app will be available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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