Published on : Monday, July 21, 2014
Google launched an experimental feature called explore flights almost a year ago to give the travelers a unique, price-focused way of exploring different destinations within a region.
Now within a next few days, Google will be rolling out some of the most popular functionality right into Flight Search along with some new features, although the ‘explore flights’ feature is still available.
So, whether you know where you want to go or want to throw caution to the wind and visit some place completely new, Google got some fun, new ways to help you explore the world around you!
If you are looking for some inspiration, one can click on the map to enter a full-screen exploring experience.
You can pan the entire world and see all of the different cities you can fly to, see photos of the top attractions for each city and see how the price changes based on holidays, day of the week or time of year.
If you’re feeling really adventurous, try the “I’m Feeling Lucky” feature. It’s kind of like a travel slot machine.
One need to simply select the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button from within the expanded map and Google will give you ideas of where to go.
You can add price or time limits and press the button as many times as you want – and Google will keep suggesting destinations you might like.
Additionally, whenever you type a region (e.g. “South America”) as your destination in Flight Search you’ll see cards for the most popular destinations within that region, and destinations personalized for you based on your past searches.
Google will also provide a map so you can see where these places are located — as well as the lowest fare and duration to fly to each place.
As you start to plan your next vacation, try google.com/flights for yourself. It will definitely make your destination selection process more fun and informative.
Tags: explore flights, Google, travel technology