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Travel alert: Google lets you plan an entire vacation from your smartphone

If you're planning a trip for spring or summer, most likely you're going to do it on a computer. After all, you're going to be going to multiple airfare and hotel websites, looking up places to travel and other research. That's not very convenient on a small phone screen.

However, Google has discovered that people are using their smartphones more and more to research and plan trips. That's why it's come out with a solution to make it easier: Destinations on Google.

To use Destinations on Google, simply type in a location, such as "Phoenix, AZ" or something more general like "Europe." Then add "destination" or "vacation" to the end. This pulls up Google's new Destination view. You can also add an activity like "surfing," "skiing" or "hiking" to get more specific results.

Destinations presents flight and hotel data in a clean, easy-to-scroll layout. You can filter by specific date or use the flexible dates feature to see how much it will cost for various flight dates and vacation lengths.

To learn more about a destination, select the destination and tap the "Explore" tab for year-round information on weather and crowds. If you know you want to visit an area but don't know what to do, just search for the area and add "travel" at the end for travel itineraries that other people have come up with.

Give Destinations on Google a try and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Source: Google Blog
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