STIG: A Short Trip Itinerary Generator for Planning Trip- Ratchaburi Province Case Study


A trip planning system is presented for planning short trip to the province of Ratchaburi, Thailand. The proposed system, the Short Trip Itinerary Generation, or STIG, provides a flexible trip planning for 1-3 days trip based on user preference and trip related information that can be specified by a tourist and by the system. STIG can work in two modes: Trip Planning Mode and Trip Mode, to generate the trip plan and follow the plan or making real-time adjustment to the plan, respectively. The computation of the distant between two point-of-interests can be carried out by the google mapping functions or by using the pre-stored information to minimize the risk of losing internet connection during the real-time Trip Mode. A location-based trip learning module is also implemented to provide enhanced experience for the tourist. STIG was evaluated by tourists from Bangkok taking short trip vacation to Ratchaburi Province, 95% of the respondents reported opinion that STIG for trip planning is very useful once it is used, and it will become an essential and beneficial tools making trip more fun and enjoyable.

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Hongladda Pongsuwan, Assumption University, Thailand
Firouz B. Anaraki, Assumption University, Thailand
Suchai Thanawastien, Shinawatra University, Thailand

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Conference: ACTC2016
Stream: Mobile learning

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