Google has updated its Hotel Finder tool to invite users to narrow their searches by neighborhood and time period, plus (for a limited number of cities) its first unique innovation in metasearch: “time-based search.”
When a user clicks to runs a search, a dark box pops up on the screen spotlighting neighborhoods by name. As a user mouses over the neighborhood names, Google provides additional information on each district through pop-out boxes.
Google’s recently acquired Frommers text and photos could prove invaluable here.
When a user selects a neighborhood, Hotel Finder highlights on a map what the neighborhood’s boundaries are.
The update doesn’t change the custom neighborhood search function that Hotel Finder already had. Users can still select custom areas to search for hotels in by drawing a simple box. Read more
Published In: www.tnooz.com By: Sean O’Neill