We're delighted to be featured in The New York Times yesterday! In an article titled New Role for Travel Sites: Matchmaker, NYT wrote about Zicasso and our solution to act as a free matchmaking service for vacationers in search of traditional travel agents. She also reported on an interesting survey conducted by Forrester Research: 23% of online leisure travelers in the United States say they would use a good travel agent if they could find one.
Well, Zicasso is absolutely the right place to find great travel agents -- from the very beginning of our company, we decided that we only want to work with the best. We spent over a thousand hours over the last two years doing our homework on finding some of the best travel agents to be our partners. Our screening process included getting referrals from trusted sources, interviewing the travel agencies or tour operators on their destination knowledge, checking that travel agents have traveled to the destinations which they sell, checking online forums, BBB, and ASTA to ensure that there are no complaints, etc. As a result, Zicasso has now built a network of highly qualified travel agents and tour operators that are ready to serve discerning travelers within our online Web 2.0 environment -- to provide personalized service that will make your trip truly special and truly hassle-free.
In other words, we've done the homework on finding the best agents, so you don't have to. And these agents will do the homework on planning and booking your perfect trip, so you don't have to!
It's been a busy week of press coverage for Zicasso--we were also featured in MSNBC, Travel Weekly, and Tripso.
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