Zicasso in the News

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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."

August 10, 2022

How to survive a holiday with your parents and your children

After two years of pandemic isolation, the travel referral platform Zicasso has seen multi-generational trip bookings go up by 50%.....

July 13, 2022

With the Euro and Dollar Near Parity, Europe Travel Gets a Little Cheaper

For American travelers abroad, a strong greenback can help with dining, souvenirs and other daily expenses. Last year, Zicasso’s Mr. Tan dined at a Michelin-rated restaurant in Croatia, and he has noticed that prices on the menu have gone up around 20% over the past year. During that year, however, the dollar gained about 18% against the kuna, Croatia’s currency. Consequently, the price of a meal was only slightly more expensive.

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May 11, 2022

7 Less Expensive Summer Vacation Destinations

To jump-start your trip brainstorming, we picked seven cheaper alternatives to popular summer travel spots. Marci-Beth Maple, spokesperson for the travel company Zicasso, said travelers love Belize for its biodiversity, Mayan ruins and the world’s second-largest barrier reef. It’s also home to the Great Blue Hole, the largest underwater sinkhole on the planet.

May 10, 2022

The Euro Is at $1.05—the Lowest It’s Been in Years

Luxury travel consultancy Zicasso reported that compared to the first quarter of 2021, summer travel bookings for 2022 are currently up 500 percent, with Europe trips constituting 80 percent of those bookings.

April 12, 2022

After two years of pandemic isolation, multigenerational family travel is booming

"Due to the pandemic, many people may not have spent enough time with their families, especially when it comes to grandparents and their grandkids," said Brian Tan, founder and CEO of online travel referral platform Zicasso. "And so, we're seeing a significant increase in big, multigenerational family trips."

March 3, 2022

Travel Trends for 2022

According to a trends report compiled by Zicasso, an online luxury-travel referral service headquartered in Mountain View, California, travelers are staying in one location longer, searching for more local experiences, and spending more money on vacations than they did pre-pandemic.

February 11, 2022

Experience the Magic of 'Encanto' on This 8-day Trip to Colombia

Zicasso, a company that matches travelers with leading travel agents to help create dream vacation itineraries, may not want to "talk about Bruno," but it does want to help you set off on a magical Encanto-inspired trip to Colombia.

February 2, 2022

This could be the biggest spring break for travel in years. Here’s how to prepare for it.

At Zicasso, which matches travelers with travel agents, customers are on track to spend 30 percent more this year than they did in 2019. But spring break doesn’t have to drain your bank account, says Marci-Beth Maple, a marketing manager for the company. She recommends an international destination, such as Central or South America, if you don’t have a lot of time or money.“For those with a longer spring break vacation, this may be the last opportunity to visit many iconic destinations in Europe without the traditional crowds,” she adds. “February and March are a good time to visit Italy, Spain, Portugal and other European countries. And it’s shoulder season, so it’s less expensive.”

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January 14, 2022

The most popular destinations for 2022 travel, according to experts

Brian Tan, the founder and chief executive of the travel planning company Zicasso, says the average price per trip has gone up 38 percent compared to pre-pandemic business. Customers are upgrading their experiences, lengthening their trips, picking luxury properties and taking private tours.

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