With Trips, Google wants you to travel with its app

by bold-lichterman

  • Google launches Trips, a mobile application for planning and organizing trips.
  • The application offers to plan the stay of travelers in 200 cities around the world.
  • Google Trips can access Gmail accounts to retrieve travel-related reservations (plane tickets, hotel, etc.) then sort and organize them in the application.

Google continues its transformation on mobile with a new application for planning trips and serving as a personalized guide for tourists. Baptized Google trips, it is now available for free on iOS and Android.

As its name suggests, this new app from the Mountain View firm is aimed at travelers to centralize airline tickets and hotel reservations in a single application, and offer tourists a selection of itineraries among the most popular. Google Trips offers travel planning for travelers in 200 cities around the world.

A service platform for travelers

The application can also access Gmail accounts to retrieve travel-related reservations (plane tickets, hotel, etc.) then sort and organize them within the application. To provide permanent access to content integrated into Google Trips, the Alphabet subsidiary has included an offline mode. This option will thus limit roaming costs which can soar quickly abroad.

With Google Trips, the Mountain View firm is launching a service platform that allows it to be present throughout the traveler’s journey. In this segment, Google joins Booking.com, which is increasing the number of measures in this direction. The subsidiary of the American group Priceline recently launched Booking Experiences, a service that allows you to buy tickets for major tourist attractions in a few cities around the world (Amsterdam, Paris, London and Dubai).