Google's new carousel slider improves functionality of hotel searches

06/25/2013 | (free registration)

Google has enhanced the utility of its hotel, restaurant and bar search function through the new carousel slider feature. Users may now view more details about a chosen location, such as photos, its address and review-based scores. "We're always working to make search more useful and experimenting with new ways to present answers you're looking for. The current experiment with hotels is similar to Knowledge Graph results we already have for things like restaurants, bars, attractions, celebrities, and other commonly searched for categories," said Sandra Heikkinen Glading, a spokeswoman for Google.

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