Back in April 2019, Google put an end to its social network app Google+ and its Inbox by Gmail app. This time
it is Google Trips.
Google has shut down its travel planner app Trips from August 5th, 2019. The app was launched three years back in September 2016. The trip planning app allowed travelers to plan a trip by pulling content like attractions, things to do, and restaurants together at a single platform. The travelers can later create a plan for a particular city and save it for offline use. Google wrote, “We’ve said goodbye to the Google Trips app. Many of your favorite features will be live on in Google Search and Google Maps, so you can continue to plan and manage your trips with Google.”
The information liked saved places and reservations will still be available in other places as long as you are logged into your Google account.
Google’s Integrated Travel Planning
Google has provided an alternative for most of the features available in Trips app. The company via notifying through email said, “We’re evolving the Google Trips experience from a standalone app to an integrated part of trip planning across Google. Now, travelers can more easily plan trips on Search and Maps, where they already turn to for travel information.”
Google is now suggesting its users to use the Search tab and Maps app. Information like notes, saved places and reservations will still be available in the Search tab. Users will soon be able to add and edit notes at the bottom of upcoming and past trips. In addition, the Trip Reservations can also be found on Google Maps, which will also be available offline.
To find popular places, attractions, and events users can either swipe up on the ‘Explore’ tab or search for a destination on Google Maps. Users will now have to go to google.com/travel and navigate to the ‘Explore’ tab. You can look for saved places and find attractions, restaurants, dishes & more and start planning a trip in the search app.
Adiós, Google Trips!