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Google Steps Up Travel Presence With Trip-Planning App

  • Trips app automatically organizes users’ travel reservations
  • Airbnb also is working on a new travel concierge app
Google Brings Quirk And Clout To New DC Digs
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Google unveiled a new smartphone app that helps users plan and organize their trips, extending the tech giant’s step-by-step entrance into the online travel market.

The app, called Google Trips, automatically pulls details about a user’s trip from their Gmail e-mail and recommends restaurants, attractions and “local gems” based on data gleaned from other travelers, Google said Monday in a blog post. Users can download saved itineraries and reservations so they don’t need to worry about cellular coverage when they get to their destination.