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The latest Google Now trick will totally improve your travel experience

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:50PM EST
Google Now Feature: Hotel Information and Directions

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Google is slowly upgrading the powers of its voice-based search assistant, giving Google Now more and more awesome powers that can help users when they need it most. The company revealed on Google+ that Google Now can scan a user’s Gmail account for hotel information, and use it to respond to certain hotel-related questions travellers are likely to search for.

For more interesting Google Now tricks, check out this handy list of commands, and our Google Now hub.

“Traveling this summer?” the company wrote. “If your hotel confirmation is in your Gmail, you can now ask Google for things to do, eat or see to do nearby without the fuss looking up where you’re staying. Tap the mic on the Google app and say ‘Show me restaurants around my hotel’ or ‘Give me directions to my hotel from here.’ You’ll be finding your way around like a local in no time.”

Obviously, for the trick to work, Google Now will need to access your Gmail account, just like with anything else that’s email-related in Google Now, and you must use Gmail when arranging travel accommodations.

An image showing the new Google Now feature in action follows below.


Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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