Last fall, Google released its own version of a travel planning application. Called Google Trips, this should be even better at planning that before as its developers are rolling out a new update. Initially, the app was designed to help its users manage their hotel or air reservations. They were able to do so thanks to a combination of management tools.
Google Trips Just Received Its First Big Update
Initially, one of Trips’ most notable features was its option to connect to Gmail. This enabled it to automatically important any stored travel plans. Then, these were sorted and placed in the appropriate category from within Trips.
Now, following the update, the app will be expanding this feature. As such, its Inbox-analyzing powers will also include train and bus reservations as well. Previously, they only targeted hotel or plane ones. Also, such options will now appear in the app’s reservations section.
This should help users better follow their itinerary, even when moving from one place to another. Also, travelers can now enter this information manually. Although it may seem odd to go from automatic to manual, this new feature can be quite useful.
Google Trips automatically imports reservations only as the user receives a confirmation email. In cases where the future traveler has yet to receive this, they can simply fill in the data manually as they wait for the confirmation. Or if this arrived, but on a different email address or account.
Also, even if these are introduced manually, Google can still help by offering auto-completion information. For example, as the user fills in the hotel name, the app will gather and complete the rest of the necessary data.
Google Trips will also come with a free-form notes space. This can also be used to type in any other useful information, plans, or reservation details. Also, app users can now share this info. By tapping on the arrow button, they will be able to send their trip details via email. Or even to Trips, if the receiver has the app.
Google Trips is available in both an Android and iOS version.
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