Digital Travel Guide: Google Simplifies Trip Planning
Google Labs has created a tool to effortlessly generate city tour guides.
The team at Google Labs set out on a mission to simplify online trip planning 6 months ago. They had a vision of making travel planning as simple as opening a browser and entering the name of one’s favorite city. Google already possessed data on the top sights in many cities around the world, as well as directions within those cities (via Google Maps). Combining the two resources was a natural transition. They’ve since launched City Tours in demo form, optimizing it to take into account feedback from users across the globe. On Monday, Google Labs announced the following additions to the demo – and reassured users that the demo will continue to evolve and improve beyond its current, already informative stage.