Google Inc. has rolled out Google Trips, a new travel app that lets users plan each day of their trip and help them manage travel reservations, the company said in a blog post on Monday.
The technology giant has positioned it as a pocket-sized personalized tour guide. While the app can suggest popular itineraries depending on the location and users' interests, it can also keep track of users' flight, hotel, car and restaurant reservations.
Usually, people get recommendations from friends, professional travel guides, or online reviews, but figuring out how to squeeze everything they want to do into a finite window of time can be stressful, especially when the place is new, often with limited access to the web, the company said in the post.
Google Trips segregates each trip into key categories of information including day plans, reservations, things to do, food & drink. The users can use the app in offline mode by downloading trip information.
For top 200 cities, the app features various day plans on the basis of featuring the most popular daily itineraries.
"We have automatically assembled the most popular sights, attractions, and local gems into a full day's tour - all based on historic visits by other travelers," the post said. "Say you're visiting Barcelona. You can choose from multiple day plans, like "Eixample District," which maps out the can't-miss buildings by Antoni Gaudi, the famous Spanish architect."
While there's no one-size-fits-all solution for the perfect day or the perfect trip, since everyone has different interests and time constraints, the app help users instantly plan each day of the trip, making the process hassle free and productive.