Google is adding new content to its travel search results.
In the coming 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 giving users the ability to filter their hotel and
vacation rental search results to only see properties that offer free cancellations.
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.