Google fast emerging as the leader in the global travel industry
Published on : Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Technology giants Google aspires to become the emerging leader in world travel and tourism industry. With personalized applications, booking systems (airline & Hotel), robo-taxis, GPS enabled maps and its wide reach in every other industry, Google is planning to take the global travel industry by a storm of technological advancements.
Google aims at real-world customers and the travel loving people who research the online portal for better and smoother services in airline, hospitality and destinations.
It has been updating the travel features in its android assistant applications for quite a while now. These includes some half a dozen new travel apps for the travelers who are searching for booking services, rental cars or exotic destinations after their arrival at a particular place.
Some of the major apps and findings introduced by Google in the travel and tourism industry are:
- Google Now: Introduction of Google Now by major airlines like Emirates and Qantas allow customers to buy air tickets, book hotels, view their Frequent Flyer points and check-in all from one location. Google Now is available via the Google Search App for Android 4.1+ devices, and the Google Search app on iOS devices, available for download from Apple’s App Store.
- Google flight Search: Google has constructed a very simple user experience, which is designed to be very fast, with flight options chosen primarily based on cost and total travel time, while covering a variety of departure times and airlines. Google Flight Search is available on Google.com from anywhere in the world. You can access
- Hotel Finder: Hotel Finder is another innovative app from Google for your Smartphone. This app enables you to find hotels in the world with convenience.
- Field Trip: If you want an app that will tap less into your private data, you may prefer Google’s Field Trip, which also helps you to know about the nearby attractions based solely on the interests you’ve chosen, such as architecture, historic landmarks, shopping, nightlife, galleries and things that are “unique”. The app can also suggest nearby promotions, such as a free drink at a pub, local tours and activities.
- Google’s robo-taxis: Adding to a huge list of apps, maps and various online links that will assist the world travel and tourism industry, Google has announced the vision for a driverless taxi, alternatively known as “robo-taxi”. Google’s move to create a driver less vehicle of its own comes after the company held talks with major manufacturers in recent months, hoping that car makers would build vehicles that incorporated Google’s self-driving software. Since the launch of its self-driving car project in 2010, Google has created self-driving systems that have been installed in both Toyota Prius and Lexus RX.
Moreover, the advent of Google+ in the over crowded social media platform and its integration in various tourism promotions, airline companies and hotel portals also contribute to the headline of this story. Needless to mention, that technology leaders Google is making it evident that the international travel and tourism industry is lucratively under their radar and they are making strong grounds to capture the global travel market.
As far as the feedback and experiences from the industry leaders and travel buffs are concerned, Google still has a lot to make up to reach the standards of specialized booking websites or web portals like Expedia, Sabre or the likes. However, the interest of the company in the travel and tourism industry is quite evident and announces its emergence as the leader in the travel industry worldwide.
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