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Towards next generation touring: Personalized group tours

KH Lim, J Chan, C Leckie, S Karunasekera

Proceedings International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, ICAPS | International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) | Published : 2016


Copyright © 2016, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence ( All rights reserved. Recommending and planning tour itineraries are challenging and time-consuming for tourists, hence they may seek tour operators for help. Traditionally tour operators have offered standard tour packages of popular locations, but these packages may not cater to tourist's interests. In addition, tourists may want to travel in a group, e.g., extended family, and want an operator to help them. We introduce the novel problem of group tour recommendation (GROUPTOURREC), which involves many challenges: forming tour groups whose members have similar interests; recommending Pointsof-Intere..

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Funding Acknowledgements

National ICT Australia (NICTA) is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the Australian Research Council through the ICT Centre of Excellence Program. The authors thank the anonymous reviewers for their useful comments.