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28 April 2014

Google Brings Its Hotel And Restaurant Search To Android

Google is adding a deeper integration of its hotel and restaurant search to Google Search on Android. This is a pretty straightforward integration that allows you to type or speak queries like “show me hotels in San Francisco,” and the search results page will indeed return a list of hotels.

Since its acquisition of ITA Travel, Google has been slowly adding travel-related products to its arsenal. There is no faster flight search engine on the market than Google Flights, for example, and its hotel search, which aggregates data from numerous sites, is also fast and highly competitive. Oddly enough, though, few people know about these features and indeed, Google doesn’t really advertise them heavily.

It’s worth noting that Google has already integrated flight search into its voice search.

The same kind of queries also now work for restaurants. Just ask Google to “show some restaurants in Portland” and it will do so.

Read the full article at techcrunch.com


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