We present a first polynomial algorithm with guaranteed approximation ratio for the asymmetric maximization version of the asymmetric 3-Peripatetic Salesman Problem (3-APSP). This problem consists in finding the three edge-disjoint Hamiltonian circuits of maximal total weight in a complete weighted digraph. We prove that the algorithm has guaranteed approximation ratio 3/5 and cubic running-time.
- approximation algorithm
- guaranteed approximation ratio
- Hamiltonian cycle
- m-peripatetic salesman problem
- traveling salesman problem