January 21, 2016 - The San Francisco Travel Association, an internationally renowned leader in destination marketing, has unveiled a new artificial intelligence-based trip planning platform, powered by Utrip PRO. Just in time for Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7, 2016, the free trip planner enables area visitors and locals alike to create personalized itineraries that include San Francisco attractions, restaurants, lodging, nightlife and activities, served up based on the individual visitor’s interests and budget. San Francisco's visitors are able to access the Utrip trip planner on the San Francisco Travel Association’s website: trip.sanfrancisco.travel
The San Francisco Travel Association completely redesigned their website in 2014, earning the organization a Gold Adrian Award from the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and a Webby Award finalist. Adding Utrip shows their continued efforts to bring in the latest technology to evolve their website experience and inspire travelers. The Utrip trip planner combines recent advancements in artificial intelligence algorithms with the expertise of San Francisco locals in order to create trip plans that are optimized for geography, seasonality, special events and hours of operation.
Well-known for its cultural attractions, diverse cuisine and communities, and beautiful sights and scenery, San Francisco has something for everyone.
“A city steeped in history, yet driven by innovation, San Francisco presents a wealth of sights, sounds and tastes,” said Gilad Berenstein, founder and chief executive officer of Utrip, “Utrip will help visitors discover the best in San Francisco specifically for them, to ensure a unique experience and a deeper connection with the city.”
"We are proud to partner with this new innovation to help visitors make the most of their time in San Francisco," said Joe D’Alessandro, San Francisco Travel’s president and CEO. “With Utrip, we can offer visitors an intelligent and intuitive platform, using advanced technology, to empower them to discover our dynamic city.”
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Utrip is a free travel planning platform that brings together the best in artificial intelligence and human experience, making it easy for travelers to create their perfect trip. Founded in Seattle in 2012, Utrip's predictive technology works on a vast travel database that has been curated by local experts. Once a traveler indicates their interests and budget, Utrip's algorithm sorts through millions of combinations of must-see sites, activities, and restaurants recommendations to deliver personalized itineraries -- in minutes. Travelers may then book lodging and share their itineraries with friends.
Utrip PRO, the white-labeled version, allows businesses such as DMOs, and hospitality groups to offer personalized travel planning on their sites. Utrip's companion mobile app provides access to itineraries, directions and personalized recommendations on the go. To learn more about Utrip or to plan your next adventure, visit www.utrip.com.
About San Francisco Travel
The San Francisco Travel Association is the official destination marketing organization for the City and County of San Francisco. For information on reservations, activities and more, visit www.sanfrancisco.travel, read the Visitors Planning Guide or call 415-391-2000. San Francisco Travel also operates Visitor Information Centers at Hallidie Plaza, 900 Market Street at the corner of Powell and Market streets and on the lower level of Macy’s Union Square. For more information, visit www.sanfrancisco.travel.
American Express® is the official Card partner of the San Francisco Travel Association.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) offers non-stop flights to more than 39 international cities on 33 international carriers. The Bay Area's largest airport connects non-stop with 77 cities in the U.S. on 14 domestic airlines. SFO is proud to offer upgraded free Wi-Fi with no advertising. For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps and details on shopping, dining, cultural exhibitions, ground transportation and more, visit www.flysfo.com. Follow SFO on www.twitter.com/flysfo and www.facebook.com/flysfo.
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