Lots of folks like to take a vacation during the summer, and so Google’s new updates to its travel offerings are perfectly timed.
Google Flights has been updated to let you track fare changes and specific flights. Google says that you can track fare changes for a date and route combination just by flipping the “Track prices” toggle after you search for a flight. If the prices go up or down significantly, you’ll get notified by email and a Google Now card.
Google says that this fare tracking feature will roll out over the coming weeks in all 26 countries that support Google Flights.
Meanwhile, Google is also making it easier to find a hotel. When you search for “hotels in [location]”, Google will now show a “Deal” label when it finds a hotel price that’s lower than usual compared to historic pricing. Google uses algorithms to determine these deals. This feature will roll out over the coming months.
Finally, Google will also let you easily filter results when searching for a hotel. You can filter by things like “Price” and “Top rated” on your phone with one tap. You can also combine filters to really narrow down your results. This feature is now available in the U.S. and will roll out globally later in 2016.