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New Bing travel features aim to make your next vacation easier to plan

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What you need to know

  • Bing has new features designed to help you with planning your trips.
  • It will suggest an itinerary for you, help you find the best hotel and flight options, give insights on key landmarks you may come across in your travels, and offer upgraded Knowledge Cards for additional user-relevant content.
  • All of the aforementioned features are available in the U.S., UK, Australia, and Canada.

Bing has new travel-minded tools on deck for its U.S., UK, Australian, and Canadian users. The feature set's goal is to reduce the headaches caused by mapping out travel logistics.

The four flavors of Bing improvements are: It will now suggest an itinerary for your trip (if you want the help), better assist you in booking flights and lodging by finding competitive packages and rates, sport a page insights pane to give you information on potential destinations' landmarks, and feature more categories in Knowledge Cards to give you info on a wider range of subjects and searches. One example of how Knowledge Cards work is: Say you're looking up a local delicacy of a place you're thinking of traveling to. A card may give you the scoop on that food's nutritional information as well as fun trivia.

Bing Travel Feature

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These features are all built right into the standard Bing searching experience so you don't have to go on any elaborate sidequests to get a hold of all that additional information. Whether you're hunting for the best prices on decent hotels or need help figuring out what the hottest things to do are in a given location, Bing's upped its game to make all of those search queries as easily answered as possible.

You can read up on the specifics of each feature over at Microsoft's blog post on the subject, or keep learning about why Bing is a worthy alternative to Google.

Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to robert.carnevale@futurenet.com.

5 Comments
  • Does bing have a dark mode on desktop?
    I have searched for it on the internet but haven't found a clear answer.
  • Do a Google search for that
  • hyuck hyuck hyuck
  • Why? You miss points. At least use Bing to search for Google to then search for the answer to a Bing question. That way you get at least one search points. 😜
  • Yet another feature that I'll come to rely on, only for it to be killed off in 12 months. At this point, Microsoft needs to realize that it's done permanent damage to its consumer brands through the frequent churning of features like this. I won't be using future 'new' products and services from MS until they've been on the market for 5 years or have a concrete commitment of support for at least 5 years.