Google Trips Finally, Google points out that next month vacation rentals filter will be installed on the Google Hotels desktop platform. “We hope this helps travelers make quick, effortless decisions – and with more choices about where to stay, your perfect vacation is just a few clicks away.”They conclude from Google. “Our goal is to provide accommodation seekers with the best possible search experience”, Said Jennifer Rodstrom, a spokeswoman for Google, adding that more and more people see how interested users are in alternative accommodation when planning a trip. In addition, Airbnb is often at the center of lawsuits for illegal ads, although HomeAway is not immune to similar disputes. However, by focusing on entire homes instead of individual apartments or rooms in an apartment, Google Airbnb may never be an option. But interestingly, Airbnb is not on the list of booking partners, although that could change over time. Their absence may be due to the diversity of Airbnb accommodation units, which includes individual rooms, that is, what does not fit into the concept of Google’s holiday accommodation, writes Shift. With Google Flight, Google Trips, and now the further development of the Google Hotels platform, which is also entering the segment of private accommodation, Google is slowly but surely completing the whole tourist story. Google has partnered with a handful of accommodation booking services, such as Expedia, HomeAway, Hotels.com, RedAwning, TripAdvisor and VRBO, and offers rental to destinations around the world. For example, users traveling to Amsterdam will see more than 1.700 ads from Hotels.com, VRBO and Expedia, along with the price per night and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms and the number of guests they receive. RELATED NEWS: Source: Google, Skift That expansion is another step forward for Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company, toward the goal of developing a travel booking platform that has all the services in one place. Earlier this month, Google updated its hotel search site to be a standalone website. These new offers are aimed at travelers who want to slowly settle into a new location. Instead of individual rooms, rent includes entire accommodation units such as apartments, cabins, villas and houses. The search feature is currently available globally for mobile phones and will be extended to other devices within a few months. It was a matter of time before Google would learn more strongly in the tourism segment This is not the first time that Google has offered holiday accommodation through its hotel reservation platform, although this is the first time that it has spread globally. The company initially launched the idea in 2017, offering only a limited number of accommodation facilities in selected markets. GOOGLE BECOMES A STRONGER PLAYER ON THE STAGE OF ONLINE TRAVEL AGENCIES Just two weeks after the launch of its refurbished hotel platforms, Google has expanded its offer to include alternative types of accommodation. Google hotel search WHO WINS THE “BOOKING FIGHT” – HOTELS OR ONLINE TRAVEL AGENCIES?
Google has introduced the option of renting private accommodation within its hotel reservation application