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How Google wants to become your 24/7 travel agent


In Australia, Google already provides flight schedule search, but there’s no pricing info or links to book flights.

However, its efforts at turning its search engine into a quasi travel agency go further than just flight times.

Since March, it has also been showing hotel prices on Google Maps, to make it easier for travellers to find the closest hotel to the places they’ll be visiting, at the lowest possible price.

Full Story: Australian Business Traveller

Posted at 4:40am and tagged with: disruption, travel, search, business models, smartphones,.

How Google wants to become your 24/7 travel agent


In Australia, Google already provides flight schedule search, but there’s no pricing info or links to book flights.
However, its efforts at turning its search engine into a quasi travel agency go further than just flight times.
Since March, it has also been showing hotel prices on Google Maps, to make it easier for travellers to find the closest hotel to the places they’ll be visiting, at the lowest possible price.
Full Story: Australian Business Traveller
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