Trips, Google’s travel planning app, has been shut down

Trips, Google's travel planning app, has been shut down

Despite the fact that you may not give a damn about Google’s choice to discontinue another another app, the company is doing so anyway. Trips, the company’s travel app, will be shut down this week in favour of redirecting users to Google Maps and the company’s newly redesigned travel search. You won’t lose your resources, but you’ll have to hunt for them in new places as a result.

As long as you’re logged into your Google account, your saved locations, notes, and reservations will appear in search results. The travel component of the search site will “shortly” allow you to update or add notes. Maps will also include saved locations, activities, and trip reservations in the future. You will also be able to access your reservations even if you aren’t connected to the internet.

Irritating for those who liked having all of their trip information in one location. On the other hand, it’s easy to see why Google would decide to shut down Trips after 3 years. A lot of its once-exclusive features may now be found via the Maps app or a web browser that you probably already have on your phone. Maps and search provide more tools for explorers, thus there is no motivation to devote resources to a specific app.

If you’re looking for an office-friendly lodging option while travelling, Airbnb’s solution is simple. Previously, the company may ask if you were on a business trip at checkout. You can now turn on or off the work trip option at the beginning of your search. There is an option to see listings that are more relevant to business travels when searching. Those listings with high ratings from business travellers, as well as those equipped with carbon monoxide and smoke alarms, will be highlighted with the “Airbnb for Work” toggle.

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