Google Search Showing Hotel Travel Destination Refinement Carousel

Google seems to be testing a new search carousel that lets you refine your hotel searches for a new destination. So if you search for hotels in new york, Google might say maybe instead search for hotels in new jersey – or something like that.

Here is an example of this in action from Lluc Penycate on Twitter who said “First time seeing a destination refinement slider for hotel searches, right above the Hotel 4 Pack.” It does seem new to me, here is his screen shot (click to enlarge):

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I wonder if this test will come to more people. I don’t understand why someone who searches for a hotel in a specific location would enjoy seeing Google suggest they look elsewhere?

Forum discussion at Twitter.