Google “City Guide” type searches are being promoted at Google.com.

Searches by city name at Google.com yield SERPs featuring tourism related search refinement options.

Perhaps Google is considering a Google Tourism vertical or a Google Travel vertical.

Presently, a search on a city such as “Chicago” yields a SERP with a featured link to a Google Map of Chicago and six tourism related “refine results for Chicago” options:

- Dining guides
- Lodging guides
- Attractions
- Shopping
- Suggested itineraries
- Tours & day trips

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