December 18, 2017

Google adds price tracking features to hotel search


Google displays a new tip above hotel search results when room rates are higher than usual, or if the area is busier than usual due to a holiday, a music festival, or a business conference.

Google announced it has added features to help you plan your trips, flights and hotel stays for your vacations or business trips. Many of the features are around how you can save money or track prices for a travel destination. Google has been testing many of these features over the past month, so they may not appear new to some of our readers.

Google is showing new “tips” under the flight search results to show you ways to save money for that trip. Google says it uses “machine learning and statistical analysis of historical flights data, Flights displays tips under your search results, and you can scroll through them to figure out when it’s best to book flights.”

And Google released a price slider for hotel search filters on both desktop and mobile.

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