Google Flights won two new tools this week to improve the purchase of airline tickets and hotel reservations. The function to search for flights starts to display a map and a list with several options of destinations and the cheapest prices highlighted. The resort for hotels has already received a graph with the evolution of the price of accommodation over time, in addition to comparing value, price range or number of stars with other stays in the same location. In this way, Google offers a more complete platform for the user to schedule the next vacation.
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New Google Flights features improve search for airline tickets and hotels Photo: Reproduo / Wikimedia
The area search feature is available in the web version for standard browsers, such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and on Android and iPhone (iOS) phones. However, the hosting function works only on smartphones.
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How the new features of Google Flights work
To find air tickets, just enter your location and the travel time is one week in the next six months, for example. Leave the Where to empty field. To generate the results, the tool takes into account the flight price history for the region.
New Google Flights tool displays cities with airfare offers on a map Photo: Divulgao / Google
Then, the new feature presents on a map, several options of cities with their respective flight prices. A list with more information about each place is displayed next to it: name of the destination, travel period, duration of the journey and the most attractive prices (highlighted in green). It also appears the cost of the ticket compared to its constant price R $ 120 less than usual, for example.
Searching for hotels on Google Flights shows hosting price insights Photo: Divulgao / Google
In the hotel search tool, the user finds price insights to help make the best decision for his pocket. The function allows you to follow the evolution of the prices of a specific hotel, over time, in graph format. Thus, it is possible to know if the daily rate is much above or below the price practiced in the last year. In addition, the feature compares value, price range or number of stars with other accommodations in the same location.
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