Google wants more eco-friendly travel with the right tools

Google’s concerns about the environment and the planet’s pollution have increased over the years. The proof of this has been the change that the company has made to make its services closer to having a neutral footprint and thus helping the planet.

To further increase this position, Google now has a novelty. The search giant focused on travel and what it offers users, now having the possibility to choose the ones that are more environmentally friendly.


It is already normal for users to turn to Google to find the trips and accommodation that best suit what they are looking for. In just a few minutes, you have several proposals in front of you so that you can choose the most suitable ones, either for the price, or for what it offers as extras and other points.

Search for more eco-friendly trips

The proof of this is in Google Flights, which now received a news important. When searching for a trip, you can also be filtered by the emissions that are associated, thus choosing those with the lowest emissions.

Google travel environment emissions search

This filter will work in the same way when the user is focused on choosing a hotel. Here you can filter by “Eco-certified” proposals and thus obtain the list of proposals that are eco-certified properties. To feed these proposals, Google has been working with entities that evaluate these qualifications.

Google wants you to switch to the lowest-emission train

To help even more in saving the environment, Google has another interesting proposal. One of the ways to achieve this is to exchange travel by plane or car for more emission-friendly ones. The most logical proposal, whenever possible, is the train, which uses electrical energy.

Google travel environment emissions search

In this way, Google now allows you to buy train journeys directly from Google Search. These will work for travel in and around selected countries including Germany, Spain, Italy and Japan.

Google wants to extend these proposals even further, to other countries and to other transport soon. It wants to ensure that over time, the environmental impact of travel choices is always a part of the equation. The search giant believes the new tools bring users in the right direction.


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