Google has today announced the launch of “Destinations” to assist travellers discover and plan their vacations right from Google Search on their smartphones. The feature also works seamlessly within the Google Search iOS app and allows you to search for the continent, country, or state you want to travel to and add the word “destination” to see an easy-to-browse collection of options.
Here’s our screenshot of searching for “Canada destinations”:
Destinations on Google is fully integrated with Google Flights and Hotel search, allowing users to get available flight and hotel prices instantly. As a result, users don’t need to jump back and forth between links and tabs to get all the information they need. “You can sit back and scroll—and leave the heavy lifting to us”, says Google. You can use search terms like “spain surfing,” “new zealand hiking,” or “colorado skiing”, and Google will suggest spots that match your interests.
The “Flexible Dates” filter lets you refine your results by month, so you can see when fares and rates are lowest within the time range you want, across multiple destinations. Want to avoid crowds or bad weather? Select any destination and tap the “Explore” tab to see what the weather is like year-round and when your destination is most popular, based on historic visits from other travelers.
Once you’ve selected a destination, tap “Plan a trip” to see rates for hotels and flights. We show you highs and lows for the next six months, so you can find the right price tag for you.
Give the new feature a try right now from Google Search on your iPhone and tell us what you think.