“We are getting started in travel. Although there currently are hints of integrating Google’s disparate travel offerings, you can definitely expect more of that in the future, particularly through search.”
So says Richard Holden, Product management for AdWords, who about a year ago became product management director, Travel, reporting to Sridhar Ramaswamy head of Ads and Commerce.
There are contradictions in where Google Travel is positioned now. Holden believes that one of the key differentiators in Google’s Speed as seen in its flight and hotel search results.
As Holden says “I would say we are execution-focused around comprehensiveness and quality in the product. The parts of the product I am talking about in particular are flights and hotels. We know we don’t cover all the world’s hotels. We want to. We don’t cover all the world’s flight itineraries and we would like to, as well.”
Read on as to what may be the biggest player in Travel In the Years ahead – http://skift.com/2014/07/28/interview-the-puppet-master-pulling-the-strings-of-google-travel