The stitching together by Google of travel research, imagery, consumer behavior and inventory (linked to third-party and supplier-direct booking engines) has been a long time coming. Google flight- and hotel-search functions have been up and running for years. It owns Zagat Surveys for restaurant reviews. In addition, Google Earth, Google's Art Project, which displays 360-degree views of rooms in major art museums; Google Translate, the Google-owned GPS navigation app Waze; and the panoramic displays of Street View could all be seen as travel-related products. But until Destinations, it appeared that Google's travel-related projects were being released in a linear, rather than integrated, fashion. Google Destinations has a lot of utility, and it presents consumers with multiple options, so trips can be customized to some extent. The Google presenters at the press conference where Destinations was revealed spoke about how many windows would need to be open to keep track of similar information on a laptop. Get the full story at Travel Weekly Read also "Google Destinations could disrupt online travel"