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July 2, 2024

This 10-Day ‘Rail Cruise’ Lets You Explore Japan on the Country’s Famous Bullet Trains

Zicasso celebrates 60 years of Japan's Shinkansen with an exclusive 10-day "rail cruise" blending modern technology with traditional culture, featuring visits to ancient shrines, bamboo forests, and even a ride on the Hello Kitty Shinkansen. This luxury journey showcases the iconic bullet train while exploring Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Kagoshima.

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April 19, 2024

Zicasso 2024 Summer Travel Trends: The Luxury Travel Report

In the lead-up to the 2024 summer travel season, our extensive analysis of over 20,000 trip requests, verified traveler reviews, and a comprehensive survey of our global network of in-country specialists highlights a recent shift in luxury travel trends. Travelers are increasingly opting for shoulder season and off-peak journeys, driven by a desire to escape crowds, secure favorable prices, and immerse themselves in unique, personalized experiences that prioritize cultural authenticity over traditional peak-season attractions.

January 28, 2024

Shoulder season travel and shifting seasonal patterns

As shoulder season travel rises in popularity, Zicasso’s 2024 Luxury Travel Report notes high seasons are lasting longer, and over 40% of travelers are planning to visit destinations “with no distinct low season”.

January 14, 2024

Travel trends and obstacles as indicated by Zicasso's 2024 Luxury Travel Report

Even as global travel is booming, Zicasso's 2024 Luxury Travel Report notes geopolitical tension as one of the key barriers to booking travel. In these instances, Zicasso's CEO Brian Tan reports that "travelers will redirect to other international destinations.”

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January 3, 2024

International travel expected to surpass pre-pandemic figures

Full planes, high demand, and a slight rise in prices.This is what forecasters predict for travel in 2024, according to CBS, which quoted Zicasso CEO Brian Tan as saying rising interest in low- or shoulder-season travel, as well as authentic and off-the-beaten-path experiences, are among expected trends this year.

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July 28, 2023

Does Travel Insurance Cover Extreme Heat?

Worries about the intense heat don’t appear to be keeping people home this summer, according to Brian Tan, CEO of luxury travel planning company Zicasso.

May 23, 2023

18 of the best travel purses to take on your summer vacation, according to expert travelers

“This is the only travel purse that I have continued to use over and over again,” says Marci-Beth Maple, travel expert and Senior Marketing Manager at Zicasso. “From when I traveled with small children to now with my older teens, this foldable tote bag serves as the ideal travel purse.

March 30, 2023

This New 12-Day Euro Tour Is Based on Picasso's Early Life

If you've ever wanted to travel through Spain the way famed artist Pablo Picasso did, there's a chance to take that exact tour now. Zicasso, a luxury travel company, is offering a 12-day tour through Spain in honor of the 50th anniversary of the artist's death on April 8.

March 29, 2023

Go On, Take the Kids to Mykonos: Adult Resorts Open Up to Families

Grandparents are being included more often, too: Data from Zicasso, a luxury travel planner, reveals group bookings of six or more have grown by more than 50 percent since before the pandemic...

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December 31, 2022

The top travel destinations for 2023, according to experts

Brian Tan of the travel planning company Zicasso says customers are keen on combining a trip to the Galápagos with other South American highlights.

December 11, 2022

Emilia Romagna Is The Birthplace Of All Your Favorite Italian Food

Foods from Northern Italy are more fat and dairy-laden, thanks to neighboring borders and former colonial occupations (via Zicasso).

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November 3, 2022

She loves Greece, her parents and coming back to Boston

"I ended up on the Zicasso website where you can send in brief information about what type of trip you would like to do and where, what activities you are interested in and what budget you have and you will be matched with two local travel agents who will offer you competing itineraries to send selection."

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