Personalized Multi-day Trips to Touristic Regions: A Hybrid GA-VND Approach

  • Ali Divsalar
  • Pieter Vansteenwegen
  • Masoud Chitsaz
  • Kenneth Sörensen
  • Dirk Cattrysse
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8600)

Abstract

When a tourist is visiting a large region with many attractions, frequently there is not enough time to reach all of them. Moreover when the journey takes more than a day, at the end of each day an accomodation place should be selected to continue the trip the next day. In this research, we introduce the Orienteering Problem with Hotel Selection and Time Windows (OPHS-TW) in order to model this real application. A set of 395 benchmark instances with known optimal solution are created and a hybrid Genetic Algorithm with a Variable Neighborhood Descent (GA-VND) phase is developed to efficiently solve the instances in a reasonable time.

Keywords

Orienteering problem Hotel selection Time windows Genetic algorithm Variable neighborhood descent 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Divsalar
    • 1
    • 2
  • Pieter Vansteenwegen
    • 1
  • Masoud Chitsaz
    • 1
  • Kenneth Sörensen
    • 3
  • Dirk Cattrysse
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Industrial ManagementKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringBabol University of TechnologyBabolIran
  3. 3.University of AntwerpAntwerpBelgium

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