International Journal of Networked and Distributed Computing

Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2014, Pages 115 - 121

System Architecture & Feature Design for Engineering a Web-based Travel Advisor System

Authors
Amir Maddah, Manolya Kavakli
Corresponding Author
Manolya Kavakli
Available Online 1 April 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijndc.2014.2.2.6How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Advisor Systems; Travel Advisor Systems
Abstract
Many Advisor Systems have been designed and developed to assist us in decision-making, each with their strengths and weaknesses. A popular type of Advisor systems is Travel Advisor systems that assist travelers in their travel arrangements. We have designed and implemented a Travel Advisor system to assist travelers, evaluating a number of factors after analyzing the features of other Travel Advisor systems. These factors are travelers’ budgets, distance, their friends’ interests, individual and group interests, dislikes, transportation mode and travel histories. We demonstrate the validity of the solution using case studies and usability testing results. In this study, our major goal is to measure the system’s usability both with participants who previously travelled to the location and with participants who have never been there to investigate if familiarity correlates with positive rating of the system features. Our findings state that familiarity with the location correlates with positive rating of system’s features.
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Journal
International Journal of Networked and Distributed Computing
Volume-Issue
2 - 2
Pages
115 - 121
Publication Date
2014/04
ISSN (Online)
2211-7946
ISSN (Print)
2211-7938
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijndc.2014.2.2.6How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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