Countless emails to local guides in the last few weeks hint that Google is trying to develop a new travel assistant and navigation app for Android and iPhone.
The company had contacted Level 2+ Local Guides to provide their feedback regarding the app they are about to introduce.
Local guides who appeared in 2015 contribute to Google’s maps by writing reviews of travel and tourist spots, posting photos, adding destinations and correcting information on Google’s maps.
Sadly, local guides joining the Level 2 tier today would miss out on the opportunity to test the app’s beta version as it has ended on April 25.
According to expert speculations, they said the app was a way to help tap the expertise of local guides. They may become local ambassadors or tour guides to help show visitors and tourists the full cultural experience of a location.
The app may give way for travellers to plan their itineraries before they arrive to their destination.
Experts could guarantee that Google has a strong capability to introduce peer-to-peer tours business.
Airbnb is also looking to test local experiences similar to Google’s approach.
Google has yet to reveal its plans for its new app. It may not be limited to these ideas, but it is possible it can be used for such purposes in the near future.