Development of a Travel Advisory Expert System for Ecotourism Sites in Malaysia
Ayob, Asmawati (2004) Development of a Travel Advisory Expert System for Ecotourism Sites in Malaysia. Masters thesis, Universiti Putra Malaysia.
This research concerns with the establishment of a Traveling Advisor in which the main inclusion is the ecotourism sites offered to tourists.Thereby,LetsTravel provides an online traveling advisor in accordance with tourists demand.The purpose of this study was to develop a comprehensive Expert System (ES) as a traveling advisor that could be used as an aid in giving advice on travel to tourists.This system also advises them on the best way to travel within Malaysia and provides assistance in planning such travel.The advice given is based on their entry point, destinations, preferred activities at ecotourism sites, duration of visit at each site and the duration of stay.Apart from advising tourists about their journey, this system also provides general information about the states, roads and ecotourism sites in Malaysia.This travel route assistant was developed for online assessment.The combination of web server software, middleware and database package has everything required by all possible users of the system. This expert system was developed by using the Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Version 6.0 software, ASP as the server language,VBScript as the coding language and Microsoft Access as the database.This system was uploaded onto the server, and it was successfully implemented and tested as an online system.From the system validation stage, it was evident that tourists can use this system advisor in planning their journey effectively
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