Google Wants You to Use Their Experimental Search Labs Tool to Plan Your Travels

Google's latest experimental features could make trip planning a whole lot easier.
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Google is the latest company applying AI to travel planning and they want you to use their latest experimental features on your next trip.

In case you didn’t know, Search Labs is a Google program that people can sign up for to experiment with early-stage Google Search experiences and share their user feedback. The latest features they are testing with their Generative AI are helping travelers be better equipped to research for their travels. So, what are the new tools?

Exploring the world around you

Google Search’s foray into the travel realm includes being able to ask more detailed questions while researching your next vacation. In the experimental search, AI-powered snapshots will bring together the most helpful information not only from across the web but also from reviews, photos, and business profiles of landmarks and destinations around the world. 

For example, you could ask if a certain restaurant is good for large groups or vegetarian friendly and the tool will help sift through the information and determine that for you. You could also ask things like what time to visit a landmark to avoid crowds, making planning a bit easier. 

Shopping for travel gear

Online shopping changed the game but it also caused an overwhelming amount of products. By the time you compare and consider all the features, a new thing has already come out. Google’s latest shopping feature helps you research more effectively and see product descriptions that include relevant reviews and ratings, up-to-date pricing, and product images. It will also show you which noteworthy factors to consider for your purchase.

For instance, perhaps you’re looking for a new Bluetooth speaker that’s waterproof for a beach vacation yet portable enough to pack in a carry-on. The new feature will help you ask more specific questions and find the right speaker for your needs.

Streamline planning with the “Add to Sheets” feature

If you’ve ever planned a group trip, you know how messy it can get. The Add to Sheets feature reduces some of that “copy and paste” time and allows you to insert a search result directly into a spreadsheet and share it with friends.

Want to be among the first to test these features? See how to sign up for Search Labs here.

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