Google Trips will close on August 5, in the middle of the summer season. This simple app managed to carve out a niche among travel management apps in its short three-year life thanks to its simplicity and smart functions, such as the integration of the itineraries obtained from Gmail.
Google Trips is gone and other applications must take their place. Among all the travel apps available on Google Play, we have chosen those with similar functionality, free and available in Spanish. They are as follows.
We start our list with Minube, the popular Spanish application that has changed a lot since its first version for Android. Like Google Trips, it allows you to choose a destination to view a list of activities, places to see, where to eat and hotels.
First you choose the destination and then you are adding the ricones that interest you (of more than 2 million in total) to your list of each destination. Each corner includes photos and some important information, as well as being located on the map. The lists can be downloaded for offline enjoyment.
minube – my travels
- Developer: my Cloud
- Download it at: Google play
- Price: Free
- Category: Tours and guides
Another veteran is TripAdvisor. In your application, the equivalent to Google Trips would be the Travel tab, where you can create a trip to which you can then add items from TripAdvisor’s extensive database.
Unlike Google Trips, it does not help you to collect your flight and hotel reservations, although you can at least have the reservations you make on TripAdvisor at hand. A strong point of the application is the information of each attraction / hotel / place, usually with lots of photos, reviews and useful information.
TripAdvisor: hotels, restaurants, flights
Trip by Skyscanner
The name is similar to Google Trips, although the application is quite different, especially on a technical level. It feels a bit slow and is more of a website embedded in an app than an app itself, but it helps you to search things to do in a specific destination.
You can see the points of interest on the map, filtering the different categories. Each place includes at least one photo and sometimes some additional information, which is complemented by traveler reviews. As in Google Trips, you can save your favorite places in a list.
Trip by Skyscanner
Extra: the Google Travel website
It is not an app, but as if it were. The recently launched Google Travel website is probably why the company has shut down Google Trips, and the objective is basically the same, but in a web application.
The good news is that this web application maintains a lot of the functionality of Google Trips, including your previous trips and the automatic synchronization of your tickets and reservations from Gmail. The bad news is that you need an Internet connection.