Google Maps Gets Directions For Multiple Destinations, Reservations, Upcoming Events

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Google announced today that it is adding directions for multiple destinations to the new Google Maps preview, which has been available for the past three months. The feature is rolling out today.

Apparently this has been one of the most requested features since Google launched the preview, when the previously available feature went away.

Multiple Destinations

"Whether you’re running weekend errands or planning a cross-country tour, you can plot multiple destinations for your trip with ease – now available for driving, walking and biking directions," says product manager Florian Goerisch. "Once you’ve chosen a starting point, click '+' and add stops to your route by typing in the search box or clicking on the map."

Google is also adding the ability to see flight, hotel and restaurant reservations to Google Maps, as well as upcoming events.

"Similar to Google Search, find your flight, hotel, and restaurant reservations faster right in Maps," says Goerisch. "Just search for your departing airport or dining destination, and we’ll instantly show your upcoming plans. Having all your stuff in one place makes it easier to manage your appointment details and plan your commute. This info is available when you're signed into Google, and only you can see it."

Reservations on Google Maps

This is available on Android and iPhone, and is currently rolling out.

And now when you search for venues in Google Maps, you'll see lists of upcoming events, like so:

Upcoming events on Google Maps

This is currently live.

Images: Google

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