She explained that using AI significantly sped up the itinerary planning process, which typically requires multiple software tools and apps.
People have been using artificial intelligence for different things, from job interviews and generating food recipes to even using it for in-depth research for work. However, a TikTok user took it to the next level and planned her travel itinerary using AI. She explained how she used ChatGPT to plan a two-week trip to Europe for under $1000 in a viral video. Madison Rolley—who goes by @madisonrolley on TikTok— begins her video by saying, "Usually this would be a very long process using a lot of different software's tools and apps and Chat GPT just sped that up real quick."
"So, the first thing I do know is I'm already going to travel into Stockholm in and out. So we have to work with the itinerary that's in the 2-week timeframe, so it's going to get us back there," says Rolley. It is what she asked ChatGPT to do. "Please create a travel itinerary for 2 weeks in Europe where we would fly in and depart from Stockholm. I want to visit anywhere from 4 to 6 cities across Europe."
"Please include means of travel, estimated cost of travel, estimated time to travel between locations, the estimated cost of stay per night in each location, and the average cost per meal in each place. Please also include three attractions we should check out in each place and the costs associated," her instruction to the Open AI platform reads.
The woman was impressed by the results. "It picked out four cities, that's Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona and Copenhagen. So it does for every single city, but I'm gonna just show you the first leg," shares Rolley.
She talks about the first city the AI listed, which is Amsterdam. She explains, "It says how long you should spend there. It says one to three days, means of travel, it wants me to fly from Stockholm to Amsterdam, it says the estimated cost of travel is $150 to $200 per person for a one-way flight. It takes two hours and the estimated cost of stay per night is going to be $80 to $120."
She continues, "I didn't even ask for budget accommodation, but it already gave us the option." "So if you're a budget traveler and you wanted this to be on a specific budget, you do know the exact same prompt and then add in and only spend under 1000 dollars for the whole trip and it will spit out different budget accommodation options for you."
"You could ask it to suggest you hotels or certain airlines and you could really get much more detail than what I'm even asking for," adds the woman. She created a second part of the video, where she says that the app has given her an estimated round-up.
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"So it broke it down with how much you should expect to spend on travel as well as the estimated costs for all of your night stays. Your estimated costs for three meals a day for the whole trip and estimated attraction cost for all 12 attractions that it recommended," says Rolley.
"I'm really excited about this because usually flushing out these kinds of itineraries takes hours and ChatGPT just spit it out in a couple of minutes," concludes the woman. The viral video has garnered about 533k views and 39.7k likes on TikTok. It is captioned, "Here is my top cheap travel tip for spending two weeks in Europe for under $1000 using ChatGPT."
People were excited to try it out but had some doubts as well. @quenthicsmith commented, "This is what ai should be used for!! It's so helpful!" @thebradman2201 wrote, "I'd be interested to see you check these numbers and whether they were accurate or not. 'Cause I've done this and it generally couldn't get the numbers. @m.arialuiza said, "I love when people use new tech tools for relevant tasks. This is amazing!"
Another TikTok user, @urtravelbff, stitched Madison's travel video and used forgemytrip.com to generate an itinerary with the date and the destinations. She was quite excited to use the AI tool, but some people in the comments section weren't very pleased with the idea. @d0930 said, "Travel agents are shaken." @spongebobmeboi commented, "I would be very skeptical to rely on this."
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