Google adds new COVID-19 ‘travel trend’ info to hotel and flight listings

Planning a visit could be tough lately, however Google is including options to resort and flight listings to assist in giving you extra confidence in your itinerary.

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Travel throughout the coronavirus pandemic generally is a problem, however today Google said in a blog post that it will be including extra data to its resort listings to assist vacationers higher plan their itineraries. 

Google already displays a warning when there’s a travel advisory or restriction affecting your route or vacation spot, in addition to COVID-19 checkpoints and journey restrictions alongside any driving routes you map. Beginning subsequent week, whenever you search on Google Travel you will additionally be capable to see latest occupancy charges of motels you are contemplating and whether or not or not there’s any emptiness throughout your journey window. 

An analogous “journey developments” characteristic will roll out for flight schedules as effectively, permitting customers to get a way of what number of flights out and in of a vacation spot have been working within the final week.

As a result of there’s a lot uncertainty proper now, many motels and trip leases are quickly providing free cancellation insurance policies. Google can even be including that data, too, in addition to the flexibility to filter by it.

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