Google Maps Adds AR & Travel Features & Will Guarantee Flight Prices

Aug 9, 2019 - 8:18 am 1 by
Filed Under Google Maps

Google Travel

Google announced new Google Maps travel features and also promised to show you the best prices for that travel or your money back - this is no joke.

Google said "On top of this, we’re taking an additional step to give you more confidence when booking a flight. When we predict the price won’t decrease for select itineraries booked between August 13 and September 2, we’ll guarantee the price won’t drop, and we’ll refund you the difference if it does."

Also, the Google Maps app is finally going to add those cool AR features they have been demoing for some time. Google said "augmented reality (AR) to better see which way to walk. Arrows and directions are placed in the real world to guide your way. We’ve tested Live View with the Local Guides and Pixel community over the past few months, and are now expanding the beta to Android and iOS devices that support ARCore and ARKit starting this week."

Arwn Paris Map

Google is also putting all your flights, reservations, hotels, etc in one place to help keep you organized for your trip. Google said "Simply tap on the three gray lines at the top left corner of your screen, and then on “Your Places”. Then, hit the “Reservations” tab where you’ll see a list of your upcoming trips. Selecting your trip will instantly pull up your reservations, and you can even access them if you’re offline, so no need to worry if you’re off the grid with no service or traveling internationally without a data plan."

Google also added new restaurant features for searchers and a way to share your trip details with friends.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Google Updates

Memorial Day Google Search Ranking Volatility

May 28, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google's John Mueller On Recovering From Core Updates - Maybe You Had A Good Run...

May 28, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Ads

Undated Google Ads Experiments To End August 23, 2024

May 28, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google

Google Tests Thin Top Deals Search Bar

May 28, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Report: 14,000+ Google Search Ranking Features Leaked

May 28, 2024 - 6:15 am
Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: May 27, 2024

May 27, 2024 - 10:00 am
Previous Story: Google My Business Missing Store Codes Widespread Bug