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Google Travel has added new pandemic-related travel planning information

New travel tools include better information on flights, hotels, and free cancellations on Google Travel.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 22:33 IST
The new tools also include travel trends that show what percentage of hotels have availability and the flights operating in that area.
The new tools also include travel trends that show what percentage of hotels have availability and the flights operating in that area. (Google Trips)

The travel industry had faced perhaps the most problems due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Google is trying to make the things a little easier for them by adding some useful new tools that can flag pandemic-related information for users making travel plans. 

Some of these tools include the number of local Covid-19 cases and hotels that have free cancellations.

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The new tools also include travel trends that show what percentage of hotels have availability and the flights operating in that area. The data for this is sourced from older hotel and flight bookings. 

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Google is trying to make the things a little easier for the travel industry by adding some useful new tools that can flag pandemic-related information for users making travel plans.
Google is trying to make the things a little easier for the travel industry by adding some useful new tools that can flag pandemic-related information for users making travel plans. (Google)
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Google is trying to make the things a little easier for the travel industry by adding some useful new tools that can flag pandemic-related information for users making travel plans. (Google)

These new tools will be a part of existing alerts about whether there is currently a travel advisory that's been issued for your destination on Google search.

This information will also appear if you are using Google Travel while searching for a vacation rental, flight or a hotel.

You will get to know if your hotels offers free cancellations or not.
You will get to know if your hotels offers free cancellations or not. (Google)
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You will get to know if your hotels offers free cancellations or not. (Google)

Additionally, Google travel is getting a feature that shows if the place you have reserved for your vacation offers free refunds. You can also filter your searches exclusively by that criteria.

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First Published Date: 14 Aug, 12:43 IST
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