Google Trips Adds Bookmarked Maps and Search Locations
Google experiments with lots of different niche ideas, and although not all of them make their way into public-facing projects, some really useful ones do end up seeing the light of day. One is Google Trips, a vacation-planning application that helps you book flights, compare hotel rates, and research local goings-on. It launched in September 2016 with basic scheduling tools and airfare alerts, and on Friday, it received an update (version 1.6) chock full of new features, including integration with Google Maps and Google Search bookmarks.
Google’s let you save your favorite places in Google Search and Google Maps for a while now, and the improved Trips aggregates those bookmarked locations in a single dashboard. It’s called Saved Places, it lets you assign new locations to a list and combine multiple trips — great for folks who have a couple of layovers or multiple stops, no doubt.
Another feature that’s made its way into Trips is the ability to edit and cancel restaurant reservations. Generally, Trips does a great job of pulling your reservation data from Gmail, but it doesn’t always update that data when you make modifications in another app or third-party service. Now, it’s easier to change the name, location, reservation number, dates, phone numbers, and more manually without having to remove the reservation from Trips and add it again.
Here’s everything that’s new in Google Trips 1.6:
Google Trips 1.6
- Remember the places you want to visit by saving them to a personal list through Search, Google Maps, or directly in Google Trips.
- Easily merge your trips.
- Edit and move your trip reservations.
- Improved load time in app and general performance improvements.
The updated application is live on the Play Store now.
Via: Android Police