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Research Article

ATIPS: Automatic Travel Itinerary Planning System for Domestic Areas

Table 2

Comparison of various software options for travel planning.

Name of softwareSummaryAdvantages/disadvantages

Niceday [17] A web service that recommends tourist spots and arranges itineraries according to users’ selected spots. The website provider recommends tourist spots to users.Advantages: 
(i) Automatic path planning 
(ii) Sharing itinerary planning 
(iii) Editors’ recommended spots 
Disadvantages: 
(i) Manually selecting spots 
(ii) Manually selecting the time period for each spot 
(iii) No preferences

Funlidays [18] A mobile application that provides an introduction to tourist spots worldwide. It also provides itinerary planning according to users’ selected spots. Funlidays will recommend nearby spots to the user for planning.Advantages: 
(i) Recommending nearby spots 
(ii) Automatic path planning 
(iii) Offline information on spots 
Disadvantages: 
(i) Manually selecting spots 
(ii) Manually selecting the time period for each spot 
(iii) No preferences

KuruMap [19] A web service that provides information regarding tourist spots and activities. It also provides an itinerary planning tool and a blog. Users need to include the tourist spots in “my favorites” for travel planning.Advantages: 
(i) Recommending spots using social networks 
(ii) Nearby traffic information 
(iii) Forum to discuss spots 
Disadvantages: 
(i) Manually selecting spots 
(ii) Manually selecting the time period for each spot 
(iii) No preferences

NAVIG [20] An artificial system that provides navigation guidance for those visually impaired people. With real-time image recognition and GPS position calculation, the system assists spatial audio visually impaired people reaching their destination.Advantages: 
(i) Automatic path planning 
(ii) Spatial audio navigation guidance 
(iii) Indoor navigation with building map 
Disadvantages: 
(i) No spot information 
(ii) No time period for each spot to select 
(iii) No preference

BlindNavi [21] An artificial app. that provides navigation guidance for those visually impaired people. With two input methods, voice and text, and two notification methods, voice and vibration, this system assists visually impaired peopleAdvantages: 
(i) Automatic path planning 
(ii) Audio navigation guidance and vibration interaction 
(iii) Sharing walking experience and 
(iv) Microlocation information 
Disadvantages: 
(i) No time period for each spot to select 
(ii) Extra sensors deployed 
(iii) No preference

HEARE [22] An artificial app. that provides navigation guidance for those visually impaired people. People create routes from website and share them. By using provided app., others can use those created routes to walk.Advantages: 
(i) Automatic path planning 
(ii) Spatial audio navigation guidance 
(iii) Sharing itinerary planning 
Disadvantages: 
(i) Manually selecting spots 
(ii) No spot information 
(iii) No time period for each spot to select

Our proposed, ATIPSA web service that provides automatic itinerary planning according to multiple factors based on just the departure and destination points. It also automatically learns the user preferences during the interactive itinerary adjustment.Advantages: 
(i) Automatic itinerary planning 
(ii) Automatic preference learning 
(iii) Automatically recommending spots 
Disadvantages: 
No traffic information