Google Inbox has a Trips feature that bundles reservations. You can add an arbitrary email to an existing one of these Trip bundles. Inbox automatically creates new bundles when it detects reservation emails.

Move to Trips leads to a submenu that requires choosing a specific trip

My wife and I are planning a new trip, but we're in the early stages, so we haven't actually reserved anything yet, so there's no bundle for our trip. Inbox won't let me add an email to Trips without picking a bundle. How can we manually create a new Trip bundle?

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    I'm voting to close this question because Inbox by Gmail was retired in April, 2019 and is no longer available. – ale Jul 3 '19 at 14:21
  • I suppose that makes sense. – Merchako Jul 4 '19 at 3:48

I just discovered a way to do this - You can force add a trip bundle in Google Inbox using the Google Trips app (Android / iOS). Just search a destination, then create a trip and it will show up in your Google Inbox a few minutes later.

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    This does not work for me. – Avery Feb 1 '17 at 8:41
  • This didn't work for me either – Sam Bolton Feb 8 '17 at 2:27
  • How many minutes is „a few minutes later”? No trip showing up after 5. – Hendrik Feb 8 '17 at 21:04
  • Maybe it only works for Android...The trip showed up for me after about 5 minutes. – starkej2 Feb 9 '17 at 15:27
  • Tried on Android today, didn't work either. – Chop Feb 11 '17 at 14:01

Using a Google Apps Script makes it possible to create a "fake" trip email to kick one off, but it's been hit-and-miss for me this way: http://www.scottgreenstone.com/2016/03/manuallycreatetrips.html

There is also quite a long delay until the trip is created after receiving the email, so it is hard to tell whether it has worked or not while you are trying to get the script details correct.


There's code to do it here: https://github.com/richardtguy/trip-maker including a running web app to do it for you: https://script.google.com/macros/s/AKfycbx7XyklxcWdxh9QJk3aS7k5LukoMoTxC3DRvJZMGq3PCnvVSluP/exec

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