Artificially Intelligent Help for Planning Your Summer Vacation – Generic English

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If you don’t already have software for consolidating your trip information, your phone’s default apps can help. Electronic boarding passes, hotel reservations and advance tickets can be quickly added to the digital wallet on your phone; a pragmatic paper backup tucked in your bag is insurance. Google and Apple offer to automatically add reservations and events from email and messages to your calendar.

Adding tickets, passes and reservation cards to the digital wallet app on your phone keeps them all in one place during your journey.Credit…Apple

Free services like TripIt (and its phone apps), TripCase (also with Android or iOS apps) and Wanderlog automatically put all your travel information in one place, typically by scanning the information in your confirmation emails. TripIt Pro, a $50-a-year subscription version, adds more features like seat, fare and airline-points trackers, as well as international travel tools and regional risk alerts like those for extreme weather that can affect airline schedules and public safety.

The TripIt app can automatically compile your itinerary by syncing with your inbox and pulling out confirmation emails for reservations, but you can also add the information manually or use a special email address just for travel bookings if you’re worried about privacy.Credit…TripIt

A.I. bots and travel apps will continue to evolve and, hopefully, make vacation planning even easier in the future. Just don’t forget to occasionally put the phone down and enjoy your time off once you get there.

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