Google search New travel filters
A new filter has been added to both flight and hotel booking sections on Google Search that will make it easier for users to find more sustainable options. Users can enable the “low emissions” filter on Google Flights to see flights with lower emissions compared to other airlines for similar trips.
On the other hand, Google Search has also added an “eco-certified” filter for users looking for eco-friendly hotels. Enabling this feature will update the view to allow users to browse listings that only contain eco-certified properties. Google is also working with other organizations like — US Green Building Council (which provides the LEED rating) and Global Sustainable Tourism Council To begin importing their database of eco-certified hotels.
Google search new train booking options
Apart from eco-friendly flights and hotels, the company has also introduced a new option for users to book train tickets directly on Google search. This new option is currently available in several countries including Germany, Spain, Italy and Japan. The company also claims to expand the facility to more locations as it continues to negotiate with other rail providers.
When users enter a query on the Google search train booking option, it will display a new module in the search results that will allow them to select their departure date and compare the available options. After users select their preferred train, Google will also provide a direct link to complete the booking on its partner’s website.