In search of the perfect pitstop? AdventureGenie is the world’s first RV and camping travel planning tool powered by artificial intelligence. Jenny Southan reports
Planning RV and camping trips can be complicated and frustrating. It often requires having an array of websites and apps open at once. Some apps have adequate route planners but list only a few of the many campgrounds near a stop.
Some roadtrippers like going off-route, while others like to get straight to a destination to explore. Some like “middle of nowhere” campsites, while others like places with plenty of amenities.
However, none of the existing websites or apps help travellers build trips in the way most RVers plan, and ratings for campgrounds are not always trustworthy.
AdventureGenie says it provides the solution. The platform claims to “think like actual travellers” and then “make it easy to turn a vision into a great trip, with all the planning tools in one place”.
Founded by former Microsoft senior technology executive, Scott Lengel, and veteran CEO/investor, David Greenberg, AdventureGenie is a one-stop travel planning website for RVers, campers and road trippers that uses AI to understand what travellers want when planning trips.
“We answer the three key questions on campers’ and RVers’ minds: What to do? How to get there? Where to stay?,” says Scott Lengel, CEO of AdventureGenie.
In addition to creating itineraries, the technology behind AdventureGenie means it can intelligently generate custom journeys based on the most sought-after themed trips, with detailed trip guides and recommended campgrounds and activities.
AdventureGenie has an extensive database of over 25,000 public and private campgrounds and proprietary AI-based algorithms to customise itineraries for each user.
It also offers innovative features such as GenieSummaries (a unique way to summarise and describe each Campground), GenieScores (an innovative rating system) and GenieMatch (which shows how close AdventureGenie thinks each Campground is a good fit for each individual user). Travellers can find out what campgrounds best suit their personal preferences and then book them.
Integrated into AdventureGenie’s route planning and campground selection tool, GenieWishes asks users what they’d like to see and do on their trips – and in response, its AI engine builds an itinerary stop by stop that matches those preferences.
Lengel says: “Our GenieTrips provide detailed itineraries for dozens of popular destinations. Our 25,000+ database of campgrounds, with the built-in magic of GenieSummaries, GenieScores and GenieMatch, identifies the perfect campgrounds for each traveller.
“Our adaptable route planning tool creates customised routes, recommends AI-generated GenieStops along the way, and is fully integrated with our campground database and our GenieTrips.”
Greenberg says: ”AdventureGenie is the answer to the most vexing question my wife and I encountered while planning RV vacations: Can’t there be a one-stop-shop for RVers and campers to plan the trip of their dreams? The answer is an emphatic, yes.”