Google Travel

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Google Travel
Developer(s)Google
Initial releaseSeptember 19, 2016; 5 years ago (2016-09-19)
PlatformWeb
TypeTrip planner
Websitewww.google.com/travel/

Google Travel, formerly Google Trips, is a trip planner service developed by Google for the web. It was originally launched as a mobile app on September 19, 2016, for Android and iOS,[1] which was shut down on August 5th, 2019.[2] The features are part of the Google Travel website which also includes Google Flights and Google Hotel Search.

History[edit]

The mobile app launched on September 19, 2016, for Android and iOS. Google announced in May 2019 of providing desktop functionality to trip planning and integrating some of the trip planning features within Google Maps.[3] In June 2019, Google announced that support for Google Trips would end on August 5, 2019.[4] Instead, users could use the new Google Travel website to plan their trips.[5]

Features[edit]

In order to use the mobile app, a Google account was required.[1] Google Travel allows users to plan for upcoming trips with summarizing info about the user's destination in several categories such as day plans, reservations, and things to do.[2] The discontinued app launched with complete day guides to more than 200 major cities.[6] The mobile app also facilitated locating flight, hotel, car, and restaurant reservations for the trip based on emails from the user's Gmail.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Newton, Casey (September 19, 2016). "Google Trips is a killer travel app for the modern tourist". The Verge. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Frank, Stefan (September 19, 2016). "See more, plan less – try Google Trips". The Keyword. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  3. ^ Holden, Richard (May 14, 2019). "There's an easier way to plan and organize your trips—here's how". The Keyword. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "Use Google Trips app features in Google Search & Maps". Google Trips Help. Google Inc. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  5. ^ "Google Travel". www.google.com. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  6. ^ Sablich, Justin (September 21, 2016). "How to Use Google to Plan Your Trip". The New York Times. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  7. ^ "Google Trips". Google Trips homepage. Retrieved August 22, 2018.

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