Recommending Crowdsourced Trips on wOndary

Making recommendations for tourist trips is a challenging task due to the intrinsic complexity of the domain. The characterization of itineraries is non-trivial, because there is a lack of open destination databases such as regions, islands, cities or attractions that would help to understand the characteristics of destinations within a trip. For this purpose, we present wOndary, which supports the planning and sharing of worldwide trips based on crowdsourcing. We sidestep item discovery and routing challenges of the tourist trip design problem by performing content-based recommendation by facilitating a novel structured representation of itineraries. We share our experiences in the establishment of the core model for our travel recommender system and discuss future developments.

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