Where Google Travel is heading, according to one of its employees
James van Thiel, the industry leader for Google’s Netherlands Travel team, talked about integrating search with metasearch and other Google Travel development.
Yesterday, Google announced an update to its Flight Search tool that lets users search for regions, like “Hawaii”—not merely airports.
You can now “search for countries, states, islands, and continents from any U.S. or Canadian origin,” says the company.
This flexible search option copies the innovation of the metasearch tool from Kayak called Explore.