Google Trips Aimed at Making Vacation Planning Easier
Google Trips, a new mobile app for Android and iOS, serves as a personalized tour guide in your pocket, according to the company.Google has rolled out a new mobile application that it describes as a personalized vacation planner for people too pressed for time to do it on their own. Google Trips is available for immediate download on Android and iOS-based mobile devices and can help users plan daily activities while on vacation, even when they are not connected to the Internet. The mobile app offers a wide variety of daily plans for 200 popular destinations around the world. Travelers can use Google Trips to build personalized tours of popular attractions and historical sites in each of these cities. They can also use it to find things to do and places to eat and to make dining and other reservations. In addition, the application lets users choose from multiple day plans pre-assembled from the feedback of other travelers. "Everyone has different interests and time constraints," Stefan Frank, product manager of the new app, said on Google's Official Blog. "No matter how popular an itinerary is, there's no one-size-fits-all solution for the perfect day or the perfect trip." Google Trips offers a way around this by helping travelers figure out places to visit and things to do based on their specific interest and time constraints, according to Frank.
For instance, a traveler wishing to visit a specific attraction can enter that location in Google Trips to immediately get a map view of all the other attractions and things to do in the area. Users can specify how much time they have available to visit attractions and whether they want a half-day plan or a plan for an entire day.