Google Debuts Personalized Travel Planner Dubbed “Google Trips”

As anyone who’s ever found themselves standing around a police station in Spain at 3 a.m. calling mom back in the U.S. for their own hotel info can attest, it can be really tough when you’re lost in a foreign country or city without an Internet-connected device. Google wants to make those kinds of experiences easier and help travelers coordinate their activities with a new travel planning app called “Google Trips.”

Google says the new app is aimed at reducing the hassle taking a vacation can entail: all those flights, hotel reservations, restaurant recommendations from friends, and directions to various tourist spots to keep track of.

Google Trips is a place to dump all that information and later, and then download it so you can access it offline in case you’re somewhere without WiFi or a data connections.

The app will also show “a variety of day plans featuring the most popular daily itineraries” for the top 200 cities in the world, including popular sights, attractions, and local hotspots, according to past travelers, to help you plan each day of your trip, Google says.

For example, Google suggests, if you’ve been told you need to visit the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (it is really darn cool), and you want to find other things to do in the area, you can press the “+” button in the day plans tile and get access to a map of all the top attractions nearby.

You can also specify times you’ll be in that area, instead of a whole day planned around one spot.

Google Trips is now available on Android and iOS.

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