Google pushes further into private accommodations
03/27/2019|5:35:55 PM|PhocusWire

Google is expanding its accommodations search and booking platform by adding vacation rental properties from around the world to its Hotel Search function.

Vacation listings worldwide are available beginning today on mobile and will roll out on desktop in the coming months.

Google says the platform includes listings from partners including Expedia Group brands Expedia, HomeAway, and VRBO as well as RedAwning and TripAdvisor.

Notably missing from Google’s announcement: Airbnb and Booking Holdings’ brands.

Google says the search is focused on “entire units” - not a bedroom within a home - and will include apartments, vacation homes, villas and other options.

Booking transactions are completed on the travel partner’s site.

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