Travel + Leisure just announced their picks for the top travel websites of 2008 in their December issue and we’re delighted that Zicasso made their honor roll this year.
The article also discusses four online travel trends. Zicasso was mentioned in Trend No. 1, the New Booking Model. They wrote:
“With so many booking agents to choose from, travelers are turning to a new group of sites that is moving into travel-agent territory. 'People are frustrated,' says Henry Harteveldt, lead travel analyst at Forrester Research Inc., an independent research company in Cambridge, Mass. 'Online booking tools haven’t inspired customers, helped them plan, or made them feel smarter.' In response, the new hybrid models are trying to lure customers by offering insider advice on destinations and organizing custom itineraries.”
We very much concur with this trend. Zicasso was built to address this trend, offering an online environment for travelers to easily connect with the top travel specialists who have the best insider advice and can customize the trips. Travelers get the personalized service of experts, in a convenient online environment.
It’s an honor to receive this recognition from Travel + Leisure, adding to our list of accolades which included the 2008 Travel Standard of Excellence WebAward by the Web Marketing Association, 2008 Magellan Award by Travel Weekly, and being a finalist in The Industry Standard’s Innovation 100 award.
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