It’s Friday morning, you are dying to get out of town and your boss just said that you can take the day off for a long weekend. But now you’ve got to make some travel arrangements for the long weekend - stat!
Lucky for you, the best trip planner is likely already in your hand. Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or a vacation on the other side of the world, AI features in your smartphone, TV and even speaker can act as your personal travel guide.
With the help of this new AI technology, you can spend less time worrying about plans and more time relaxing. We teamed up with LG to show you how you can plan a stress-free last minute trip with the help of AI-powered technology.
Pick A Destination
You can easily search destinations around the globe from the palm of your hand. Thanks to new smartphones with AI capabilities, you can compare travel prices with the tap of your finger and purchase tickets from anywhere with just a few clicks.
Image recognition tools like Google Lens make finding a vacation destination easier than ever. When a user takes a photo of a landmark or painting on their phone, Google Lens recognizes it and generates detailed information about the image. So, if there’s an amazing beach that caught your eye in a magazine, you can simply scan it to find out more about the location.
Your Google Home or Amazon Alexa, can also offer search services like Google Flights and Skyscanner. These voice assistant tools, which are activated by simply asking your smart speaker questions, can provide flight information and track prices to make sure you are getting a great deal on tickets — even for a last-minute booking.
Plan Your Travel
Once you decide on your destination, it’s time to plan your trip. With some of the newly AI equipped devices, you can find where you want to stay from the comfort of your living room.
If you have a television with AI capabilities, questions like “What is the forecast for Los Angeles this weekend?” or “What is the closest airport to Paris?” can be answered simply by holding down the mic button on your TV’s remote control.
Your AI-equipped smartphone can even help you learn a new language on the go using a service like Google Translate or Amazon’s Alexa translate skill, which can translate short sentences in 37 different languages. So, no matter your destination, you can move around with confidence and ease.
Customize Your Trip
There’s no need to fuss with bulky trip planners or paper maps. Google Maps will help you customize a digital map on your phone that has all your must-visit spots. By dropping pins at your favorite destinations, you can easily create a digital trip itinerary and share it with friends and family.
If you want to discover places to visit, AI voice assistant on your smartphone can instantly find tourist destinations or places to eat and hotels off the beaten path. By activating an artificial intelligence-powered assistant like Google Assistant on your phone, it can help with directions to a restaurant or even make a reservation.
Get Your Home In Order
Not only can your phone assist you in planning your trip, it can also help keep your home in order while you are away. By syncing your mobile phone to your devices with AI functions and services, you can manage your responsibilities remotely. Whether you need to vacuum or adjust the thermostat or monitor your home’s security, your AI technology enabled devices can take care of the chores and alleviate anxiety. The only one thing you’ll have left to do is enjoy your trip.
LG is leading the way with LG ThinQ, a global artificial intelligence brand for the company’s products and services incorporating advanced proprietary AI technologies that can make traveling a breeze. LG ThinQ branded products and services can share and study information between themselves to execute things and to provide answers you need right at the moment so you can spend your time doing the things that matter most.
This article was paid for by LG ThinQ and co-created by RYOT Studio. HuffPost editorial staff did not participate in the creation of this content.