5 tips from Google itself perfect for planning your vacation

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Planning your vacation can be much easier if you use these tips from Google for its Travel and Flights services.

Summer is fast approaching, which means it’s a good time to plan your vacation, in case you have in mind to go somewhere, of course. Google wants to lend you a hand to prepare these very special holidays, already so close to the long-awaited normality, so for that it gives you 5 very useful tips it will make things easier for you.

Specific, These 5 tricks work for Google Travel, the company’s service that helps you plan your trips. We have already used these “tricks” published on his blog, so we can tell you that they are useful for find flights at the best priceto book hotels in the right place for you and for find other points of interest that you may not know.

Plan your summer vacation with the help of Google.

Ask Google to notify you when prices drop

Google Flights is the tool developed by the company with which you can search for flights. You can select the destination, date, number of passengers, see which companies are the cheapest and access a large number of filters for accurately find the best flight for you.

Until now, Flights could notify you by email when prices drop on the date you selected. This function is still active, but now Google can also nnotify you when flight prices drop on any date.

If you don’t mind traveling at any time of the year, you can activate this useful price tracker. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Go to Google Flights.
  2. Enter the data necessary for your search and click on the “Search” button.
  3. On the new page, check the box “Any date” that appears under the filters. By doing so, you will see a notice confirming that you will be notified by email when prices for this route are low.

Discover other destinations recommended by Google

Google Travel’s “Explore” tab can also be a great help in planning your trip. If you don’t know which destination to visit, you can let Google advise you places of interest near your starting point. Simply enter your destination location and touch the pink circle who will appear there, called “Search nearby”.

This will display various destinations on the map that you can arrive by car in a few hours. If you leave the computer mouse over any window, the kilometers you need to travel to get to that location will also appear. If you click on this destination, you will see its attractions and hotels where you can stay.

Use new map filters to find the best hotel

Google Travel’s hotel search engine has new filters that will help you find the best accommodation for you. There are four filters in particular: public transport, areas with restaurants, places of interest and areas with shops. In the “Hotels” section, you only have to enter the place, the date and the number of people for the reservation.

Then, in the upper left part of the map, you will find a small vertical window where the four filters we are talking about are located. Just tap on the one you want to apply and activate and display results on the map. For example, if you want to see areas with restaurants on the map, touch the button and will be orange.

If you collapse the map with the button above these filters, other good options for booking the hotel will appear on the left. For example, the function “Where to stay”, which shows you a comparison of neighborhoods of your destination city.

Discover points of interest near a specific location

On this map, in the “Hotels” tab, you can also check points of interest near a specific area. Enter the address in the search engine and activate the tab that appears at the bottom of the map, next to the icon of a walking person. This function shows you nearby places on foot that you can reach in 15 or 30 minutes maximumyou can select the time limit yourself.

If you click on the icon, a menu of options is displayed in which you can also select “By car”, so it shows on the map the places you can reach by car in the selected time. As you can see in the following pictures, the area is delimited by a blue circle.

For example, this tool is useful when you are going to a concert in another city and you want to find a hotel nearby. Enter the name of the venue where the concert is taking place and configure what you want to search for places that are a maximum of 15 minutes on foot. This way, nearby hotels will appear on the map and you can comfortably get to the concert without having to use public transport.

Save your favorite hotels to find them easily

Another of the tricks that Google gives us to make it easier for us to plan our trip is to save our favorite hotels. When you find a hotel that interests you on Google Maps or Google Travel, click on it and touch the “Save” button to add to items saved in your travel plans.

In the “Hotels” menu, you can quickly access these saved items via the drop-down menu on the right from the screen. Leave the mouse over it and a tab will appear where you will find your favorite hotels as well as others that you have recently viewed.

As we can see, Google has services of very helpful when planning our vacation. From a comprehensive flight search engine to maps with all the information on points of interest, Google Travel is undoubtedly a platform that we must use if we want a trip of 10.

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