Google Now Filters Hotel and Flight Availability Data And 'Free Cancellations'
Google adds new content to its travel search results.
Within a few days, Google will display the percentage of open hotels with availability and percentage of flights operating at the city or county level, along with trendlines for both categories.
Data will come from Google Flights and Hotels data from the previous week.
Links to additional resources such as travel advisories and the number of COVID-19 cases in that destination are also provided.
Google is also enabling users to filter their hotel and vacation rental search results to only see properties that offer free cancellations.
These updates build on features announced previously, which included information about destination restrictions and advisories, airline change fee and cancellation policies and driving alerts that flag COVID-19 checkpoints and restrictions along a user's route.