Google has announced new features that will help users to make informed travel choices amidst the Covid-19 restrictions.
Under this, you will find information about travel resuming in specific destinations on Google Search. The percentage of open hotels with availability and flights operating in the region will be provided, based on Google flights and hotel data from the previous week.
When you visit google.com/travel and tap on a trip you are planning or search for hotels and things to do, you will now see trendlines for hotel and flight availability. Other necessary information regarding the number of Covid-19 cases in that area is also available.
Google has also introduced driving alerts for details regarding Covid-19 checkpoints and restrictions along the route on Google Maps.
Since travellers are looking for accommodation options with flexible cancellation policies, you can search for a hotel or vacation rental on google.com/travel and filter to see rooms/properties with free cancellation policies.
“The uncertainty of Covid-19 makes it hard to navigate travel decisions. We will continue to share the most relevant information so you can make informed decisions and travel safely when the time comes,” Richard Holden, vice president, Product Management, Travel, Google said in a blog post.