Many people may have not noticed – but Google purchased the travel software company ITA back in 2010.
5 years ago today, Google finally made good on a promise when then Google CEO Eric Smidt and Marissa Mayer quoted ” We want to create a consumer travel product to solve and end user problems”. Well, it finally happened today.
Google has introduced a first of it’s kind – travel app called Google Trips. From what I can see so far ( I haven’t been able to test it yet ) it seems to be a home run.
Google Trips comes pre-loaded with “popular” itineraries based off of aggregated user-visitation data. This is a pretty crazy notion considering this is a new way for Google to capitalize on a US market of $600 billion in leisure travel during 2015.
Overall – the most amazing fact I think is that it is able to be used with no wifi and can sync with your G-mail – making your life that much more fluid.
But don’t take my word for it – check the video out here: