Google’s new app may have only just gone live, but it’s already making waves! Its raison d’être: to make life easier for tourists – or business travellers – by helping them plan and organise their trips more effectively.
Whenever you’re about to travel abroad, do you buy a new tourist guide and pore over it for hours planning your trip? Well that scenario could soon be consigned to the past courtesy of the new app launched by Google: Google Trip.
In essence, Google Trip aims to make your life easier by placing all the info you need for your trip at your fingertips. For instance? The app bundles together your plane and hotel bookings (using data extracted from your mailbox), along with a host of practical info on your destination (emergency numbers, currency, transport, etc.). Using recommendations from Internet users as a basis, it also suggests the top tourist attractions and activities available in the region, as well as offering itineraries for you to browse in situ, tailored to your interests and your length of stay. Basically, it’s a comprehensive travel guide that you really can tuck away in your pocket!
No Wi-Fi? No problem!
Available free of charge for iOS and Android, Google Trips simply requires you to register via your Google account. One of its big assets is that it doesn’t need an Internet connection to work. In other words, you just download it in advance so that it can plan out your trips for you upstream. Then once you’re there, you can access all of the info stored without needing to go online (although an Internet connection does give you access to additional information, such as activity ideas to suit the weather, real-time info on whether attractions are open or not, etc. etc.). So far, the app has been optimised for 200 different cities.
An ideal complement to the AccorHotels app
The Google Trips app allows you to plan your trip but NOT to book your hotels. So it makes sense to use it in conjunction with the AccorHotels mobile app, where you can find all the hotels operated by the group’s different brands. For optimised booking convenience, this app will also be a key companion at each stage of your journey (before, during and after your stay).