The owners of multi-modal search platform Rome2Rio argue that Google Maps is not a true travel search product.
The new version of Google Maps produces results in the context of what you are doing or where you want to go and adds flight results.
Google Maps may be upgraded to add multi-modal search and live flight data, in a move that could launch a thousand startup pivots.
Want one! Awesome!! Forget the latest iteration of the iPad, iPhone et al, this year’s must-have tech gadget will undoubtedly be Google Glass.
Technically brilliant time-waster – and potentially heaps of travel-related fun – with a new service which has essentially stitched together Google Streetview images and added speed into the equation.
Tnooz reader Philip Kloeckner spotted a new advertising format for hotels on Google this week, which featured a hotel room image within the ads alongside the search results.
While Google is (controversially) phasing out services such as Reader, it is also increasingly focussed on its core products, especially its travel-related tool Maps.
The Scan – TourWrist signs 40 travel companies, Abacus FareX, mobile app updates and more travel tech news
Updates from Abacus, FoodPanda, Google Maps for iOS, Tourism Australia, Routes Asia, RateTiger, SiteMinder, FlightView, CouponCabin survey results, TourWrist, TripShock and MyDestination makes to the travel technology news shortlist for March 6.
Google’s suite of web and mobile-based services are continuing their penetration into travel industry. But with the launch of Glass, Google’s most hi-tech product yet, the ramifications for the sector are huge.
For some, Google’s acquisition of Frommer’s in August last year triggered yet another sharp intake of breath that the Mountain View search company was wading further in on the travel sector.