Let’s say you want to take a quick getaway trip in the near future, but you don’t want to take the time to look through numerous date ranges to find the best rates for your hotel stay. When you finally decide where you want to go, you want to find a fair price. Google knows this user behavior well and …

Google has always done its part to stay innovative and make sure its products set the bar. So, it’s no surprise that Google is currently testing a new look to its hotel search engine. With the user in mind, this new desktop experience is as user-friendly as ever, with a cleaner and enhanced modern look as well as newly updated …

Google Testing New Search UI

Google is currently in the process of testing a new UI, in which the metasearch auction spot is now a part of the paid search ad space, replacing a paid search ad slot. Below, you can see a comparison highlighting the key differences between the previous layout and the new experimental UI. In order to see this new layout you …

Similar Hotels on Google Hotel Ads Desktop

While searching for hotels on Google Hotel Ads, users may find a new experience that shows additional similar properties. This experience appears to have replaced the previous view of “People also search for” with a massive facelift. From what we can tell, similar hotels shown are no further than 0.75 miles away and are within a 1-star rating of the …

Google Testing Variable Occupancy in Germany

An important distinction travelers make when booking a hotel room is the designation of how many people will be staying in the hotel room. Business travel tends to be single occupancy, where family/leisure travelers often have multiple occupants per room. All metasearch publishers except Google have offered an occupancy designation for a while. This can be an important indicator for …

Google Testing New Features and Vacation Rentals Callout

Another week, and another set of new tests rolled out for the Google Hotel Ads user interface. Our analysts have spotted a new “Neighborhood” section, an update to the deal callout, and a callout that encourages users to look into vacation rentals. The most interesting of these new experiments is the inclusion of a callout specifically for vacation rentals. Vacation …