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This article was published on April 25, 2017


Google helps travelers find the best spots with auto-translated local reviews

Google helps travelers find the best spots with auto-translated local reviews
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Google is updating its search and Maps services with a small but significant update that should make it easier to find the best places to go and things to do when you travel.

The next time you’re abroad and look up a place, restaurant, store or point of interest, both Maps and search will surface reviews from locals, translated into your preferred language so you don’t need to decipher them yourself.

I typically use Foursquare to scope out places to eat, but they’re usually filled with reviews from travelers from around the world who aren’t always on the mark about which nearby restaurant offers the cheapest or most authentic cuisine. Being able to tap into insights from locals should help folks find better recommendations.

Between this and Google’s excellent Trips app that launched last September, the company’s got you covered with the basics for planning your next vacation.

The feature is currently rolling out on mobile and should be live worldwide soon.

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