Press Release, Jul 20, 2023 – HomeToGo, the world’s leading vacation rental marketplace, proudly announces the official launch of Modes, an innovative approach to finding vacation rentals and travel destinations. As part of this exciting release, HomeToGo introduces AI Mode, the first of its curated search experiences, now available in beta for users in the United States and the United Kingdom through the HomeToGo app.
AI Mode – Revolutionizing Travel Planning with AI-Powered Personalized Recommendations
HomeToGo’s AI Mode is a generative AI-powered travel planner that offers highly personalized recommendations for vacation rentals and destinations through written conversation. This cutting-edge feature represents a significant milestone in the vacation rental industry, making HomeToGo the pioneer in launching an AI product to enhance the search experience for travelers.
“HomeToGo’s AI Mode is a pioneer product in the next generation of search and booking experiences in travel, built completely in house by our brilliant tech team,” said Simon Matthews, Leading Technology, Data & OSS at HomeToGo. “The product combines our tech’s long history with machine learning and our ambition to provide travelers with a premier user experience. AI Mode is the ultimate tool for travelers looking for a more curated search experience, by enabling them to describe their uniquely ideal rentals and destinations in their own words and surfacing their best matches from our unparalleled selection. It minimizes the cognitive load of organizing a trip so HomeToGo travelers can now truly enjoy every part of their vacation, especially the planning.“
AI Mode’s Benefits for Travelers, Partners, and HomeToGo
AI Mode offers several advantages for travelers, partners, and HomeToGo itself:
- For Travelers: AI Mode streamlines the search process, providing fast and easy assistance in finding and booking the perfect vacation rental through natural conversation.
- For Partners: HomeToGo’s AI Mode generates more highly qualified leads, providing partners with increased access to potential guests.
- For HomeToGo: AI Mode improves the ability to cater to travelers with specific search queries and enhances conversion rates for users with unclear intentions.
Modes: Curated Search Experiences Tailored for Every Traveler
Modes is a collection of curated search experiences designed to make finding the perfect vacation rental faster and more intuitive. Each Mode is crafted with a specific type of trip or traveler in mind, aiming to understand guests’ needs and deliver an unparalleled travel planning experience. With just one click, travelers can activate multiple tools, filters, and specialized views, ensuring they find the most relevant offers to suit their preferences.
Early Stage Beta Launch
AI Mode is currently in its early stages and will launch in beta on the HomeToGo app on July 19th, 2023, for English users in the US and UK (iOS and Android). HomeToGo’s tech team is working diligently to continuously improve AI Mode and expand its capabilities based on user feedback.
The Demand for AI Travel Products
A recent survey commissioned by HomeToGo reveals that 76% of US travelers would consider using conversational AI to help them plan a trip, with 79% seeing themselves using AI for travel planning within the next five years. AI Mode’s innovative approach addresses this growing demand for AI-powered travel tools.
HomeToGo’s Commitment to Privacy and Innovation
HomeToGo is dedicated to protecting user data and ensures that guests’ private information remains confidential. HomeToGo’s AI Mode uses the GPT API, the underlying technology behind ChatGPT, for its AI capabilities. However, the company is exploring additional language models to best suit its customers’ needs and use cases.
Future Prospects for Modes
Looking ahead, HomeToGo plans to expand its collection of Modes based on valuable insights gathered from users. The company’s dynamic technology and agile approach to development enable them to continuously introduce new applications to enhance travelers’ experiences.