It was recently revealed that Google was testing a new app for travelers, and now we have a better idea of what it might do. The new app called Trips, is currently in beta testing, and apparently tracks your upcoming and past trips, making recommendations about places to visit, stay, and eat. The app pulls information by scanning messages in Gmail, looking for hotel confirmations, flights, and more.
However, in the case of the Google Trips app, it seems the focus is less on mimicking the somewhat utilitarian nature of most travel planners and companion apps, and more on the fun that comes with exploring a new destination.
As an app built using Google Maps data, Trips lets you find things to do – both inside and outdoors – around your location. It also helps you manage reservations, find nearby food and drink, access a list of saved places, and plan how you'll get from one place to the next.
Screenshots of the app have also been posted by Androidworld:
The app is being beta tested by members of Google's Local Guides program, and no launch plans seem to have been determined.