How To Use AI To Pick A Travel Destination [Free Chat GPT Travel Prompts]
Luke Iles – Uploaded 03.06.2023
How to use Chat GPT to decide on the best travel destination for your holiday
In this day and age, many people are looking to speed things up and become more efficient in everything they do and when it comes to the travel industry, that is no different.
When beginning to plan for a holiday, research and planning can be fairly time-consuming. Therefore, when it comes to the use of artificial intelligence tools there are many different ways you can speed up the research and planning stages before you step onto that plane.
However, before you even step on that plane you need to know where you would like to go and whether you have no idea what the best travel destination would be best for your next holiday or you have too many to pick from; you can use AI tools to help you draw up a list of locations that are custom picked to your needs and preferences and decide from there.
Throughout this guide, we will provide a step-by-step breakdown of how to use the leading AI chatbot, Chat GPT, to help you decide on the best travel destination for your holiday for free within less than five minutes using our travel prompts that will be provided within this blog.
If you would like to know more about how to pick the best travel destination for your next trip, check out our detailed guide written by a leading travel expert.
Discover the best travel destination for free using AI tools
By using the following steps you will be able to comprehensively use Chat GPT to identify the best travel destinations for your next holiday that will be the most perfect fit for you and whoever you are travelling with.
Using Chat GPT, you can set out a list of parameters that are akin to your exact requirements so that you can find a holiday location that is perfect for your next trip. You can make it suggest travel destinations that are personalized to your wants and needs such as if you want a “party holiday destination in the sun that has cheap alcohol and good restaurants.”, you can find it within seconds using artificial intelligence tools.
Follow the steps below to find out how to use AI tools to find the best travel destination for your next holiday:
- Determine your travel preferences & set a budget
- Use our Chat GPT prompts to discover the best holiday location
- Personalize your travel planning prompts and seek insights
- Refine your search and ask follow-up questions
- Evaluate and choose your travel destination
Step 1 - Determine your travel preferences & set a budget
In order to decide what destination you want to visit you must first consider your interests for the trip and how long you are planning on staying in this destination for your holiday. To do this consider what type of holiday you are planning on having, taking into consideration ideas from all your other travel companions so you can formulate some sort of preference.
Just remember, the AI tool will do most of the thinking for you so you just need a rough idea and the travel planning AI will be able to assist you with the rest of things.
Some things you could consider to determine your travel preferences and dates are the following:
- What time of year are you considering going on holiday?
- How many days are you planning on spending in this travel destination?
- What things do you hope to do on your trip?
- What experiences do you hope to have?
- How do you want to remember the trip?
- How far do you want to travel?
- Do you want to visit different locations?
- Do you want a relaxing break or a busy and adventurous trip?
- Is there anything, in particular, you hope to achieve from this trip?
Once you have considered some of these things, you will be able to grasp a good understanding of how to customise your Chat GPT prompt to get the best and most customised response.
It is important to remember that the more information you provide Chat GPT, the better and more personalised results you will get.
When it comes to setting a budget for your trip it is important to consider how much you are willing to spend on everything altogether so you can then decide which locations would be more appealing to you. You should think about how much you are willing to spend altogether on your travel budget so you can then prompt Chat GPT to give you some recommendations depending on the price.
It is important to remember that Chat GPT is a type of language model meaning that it is based on a set of pre-recorded data. In Chat GPT’s case, the data it is built from utilises data from 2021, meaning that accurate price representations of things may be inaccurate, so we always recommend doing your research on prices after you have determined your travel location.
Planning your travel budget can be difficult however with our guide on how to set your own travel budget, you can cover all the basics required so your trip is fully planned out.
Step 2 - Use our Chat GPT prompts to discover the best holiday location
Next, you need to head over to Chat GPT and sign up to Open AI in order to create an account to log in to Chat GPT.
Once logged in, you will be able to access the full features of Chat GPT in order to discover the best travel destination. When it comes to writing a prompt to get the best results, you need to make sure you are specific and detailed. The more detail you provide, the more information it will have to provide a fully personalized breakdown of the best destinations for you to visit. If you provide it with very little, it will give you back something with a similar effect.
When it comes to choosing the best travel destination for your holiday, we have created some simple prompts that you can customize to your own situation in order to get a quick and personal response from the artificial intelligence tool.
Copy and paste the prompt from below, edit it to your liking and then paste it into Chat GPT:
“I am planning on choosing my next travel destination for my holiday. I currently live in [city, country] and am planning on visiting a travel destination for [number] days in [month]. I am planning to spend [£ amount] on the entire trip including transportation and accommodation. Please provide me with a travel location that is perfect for my next holiday based on my following interests:
[Enter the type of holiday you want e.g: beach, city, countryside]
[Enter your preferred climate e.g: hot, cold, mild]
[Choose what mood of holiday you prefer e.g: relaxed, adventure, party, sightseeing, romantic]
[Enter specific types of activities/things you want to do e.g: skiing, waterpark, shopping, eating, partying, swimming, spa, experience culture]
[Enter any dietary requirements or preferences]
[Any other aspects you may want to consider]”
Step 3 - Personalize your travel planning prompts and seek insights
In order to personalize your prompt simply, edit the required fields with the information that best matches the query.
Remember, in the first step when we asked you to consider your travel preferences?
This is where it all comes into play.
For example, we wanted a 7-day holiday in August, which was hot and had plenty of daytime activities. We also wanted to relax on the beach and in swimming pools during the day. We also wanted a destination that was accommodating to tourists and had a lively nightlife and party scene with good food and lots of restaurants nearby. We also wanted it in a less than four-hour flight away from the UK because the person I was travelling alongside, didn’t enjoy flying. Furthermore, we wanted it to be accommodating for a £2000 budget for 7 days.
This is how we customized our Chat GPT prompt:
This was the travel destination and response we received:
Step 4 - Refine your search and ask follow-up questions
Once you have received your answer you can also ask further questions to the AI chatbot, if necessary, to learn a little bit more about the destination and how it will suit your preferences.
For example, we asked the AI tool, what area of Ibiza we should stay in.
These additional follow-up questions are important to ask to help you get a better understanding of your destination.
In addition to this, if you disliked your result you can ask Chat GPT to generate a new response like the example below:
Sometimes Chat GPT may generate a response that isn’t too accommodating to your prompt so it may be best to give it more detail in your next input as shown below:
It is important to remember that if you continue a dialogue in the same chat log in Chat GPT, the AI tool will remember the questions asked previously and respond accordingly. That way you can ask simple questions as if you were having a conversation with a travel agent or friend.
Please see an example of where we asked for the best restaurant recommendations below and notice how the query we inputted was minimal however Chat GPT understood the context of the situation and responded accordingly.
Step 5 - Evaluate and choose your travel destination
Once you have received a satisfying response you can now begin to start planning your holiday. We recommend doing some more in-depth research on the destination before you plan anything too serious just to make sure you get a clear picture.
When planning for a holiday to a destination we have never visited before I usually take a look at Youtube vlogs about the specific location as well as videos on TikTok and Instagram. Reddit sometimes has dedicated communities for an exact city or location and is therefore useful to ask any questions about the location to get more local knowledge about an area. Travel blogs and online travel forums are also useful to find in-depth knowledge that the AI tool won’t be able to provide from people who have actually visited and experienced these locations as a traveller.
In conclusion, you should now have a great understanding of the travel destination that is most suited to your requirements as you suggested to the artificial intelligence tool. Despite this, you may want to consider doing more research.
This is due to the fact that not only is Chat GPT a data-driven AI model meaning that it has to source its information from predetermined data set but this data set is also from the year 2021. This means that some of the recommendations particularly to do with pricing and specific locations may be inaccurate or not relevant to this particular moment in time.
Thus it is always wise to do some additional research when looking to choose the perfect travel destination for your next holiday. We recommend using social media platforms such as YouTube and TikTok as well as travel forums and online travel blogs to get a deeper understanding and a more personalized feel for the travel destination you may be considering visiting.
Once you have decided what destination you want to visit, you can continue to plan your holiday accordingly. If it is your first time travelling check out our guide on some of the best tips for beginners written by a backpacking veteran who has visited countries across the globe.
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