AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — As the Fourth of July weekend rolled around, Americans were ready for that belated holiday.
If it’s been a while since you planned a vacation, things have changed. Here’s a one-stop website for all your reservations, but there’s a catch.
Before the global pandemic, Google decided to end the popular Google Trips planning tool. If you’ve just re-planned a trip, you’ll be happy to know that Google Trips is now Google Travel.
The website, there is no app, allows travelers to search and book flights, hotels and vacation rentals. And it’s easier to find the best deals.
Select where you want to go and the dates, and Google gathers all the information in one place.
If you want to visit Yellowstone National Park in September, Google Travel shows typical weather conditions and travel restrictions.
You also get flight prices from your home. Remember that Google knows where you live.
Google puts the best flights at the top, along with prices for all dates that could save you hundreds by traveling a day earlier or a day later.
We can track prices with email updates. Google Travel is a free website tool that you can access on a phone, tablet, or web browser.
But there is a downside for anyone concerned about privacy. Everything you are looking for is saved in Google. So expect to see related ads popping up on the web. Plus, all of your previous trips are stored in Google.
You can delete history as well as your travel information in your Google Activity window.
Google Travel is another great tool if you don’t mind everything being saved somewhere along with everything Google sees and stores about you.
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