FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jane Howard, Executive Director
Visit Gilroy | Gilroy Welcome Center
Gilroy Visitors Can Now Build Customized Itineraries Using Advanced Technology
November 14, 2018 (Gilroy, CA):One size doesn’t always fit all—and that’s certainly true for travel. Visit Gilroy recently introduced a new online tool that allows visitors to create a unique personalized itinerary for their visit to the Garlic Capital of the World. Visit Gilroy’s itinerary planner is powered by the Utrip platform, which combines the best of local expertise, human experience, and artificial intelligence in an intuitive, easy-to-use graphical interface.
To create a personalized itinerary, users simply set filters for the time of year they plan to travel, the length of their stay, and the overall purpose of their trip (business, leisure, romance, etc.). Then, they adjust sliders that indicate their level of interest in seven different categories, including Food & Wine, Shopping, The Great Outdoors, and Fun & Entertainment. Based on their selections, a vibrant photo gallery will showcase restaurants, events, and attractions the visitors might enjoy. Users choose their “Favorites” and then, with one click, create a customized itinerary.
Jane Howard, Executive Director of Visit Gilroy, said, “Many first-time visitors don’t realize how much there is to do here in Gilroy! That’s why we’re so excited about this amazing new online tool. Now, whether people are looking for a wine tasting weekend, fun family adventures, luxurious retreat, or a gourmet garlic getaway, they can quickly find out all that Gilroy has to offer, create the perfect personalized itinerary, and make the most of their time here.”