The entire travel industry is facing a downturn due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Given an uptick in searches about travel advisories and trip cancellation policies, Google’s travel offerings are directly integrating coronavirus-related information.
Google Travel launched in May to consolidate Google Flights, Hotel Search, and Trips. The latter standalone app was killed in August, but functionality lives on in Search, Maps, and now a Google Travel PWA.
Google has a number of very useful travel services integrated into Search. The company is now bringing together all these tools on the desktop web with a beautiful Material Theme. However, this new web experience comes at the expense of the Google Trips app for Android and iOS.