Site Has Agents Competing to Design Your Luxury Travel

SAN DIEGO (TheStreet) -- Does your dream vacation include a private afternoon tea at Highclere Castle, the setting for the popular television show Downton Abbey?

Or perhaps touring World War II battlegrounds in France with a military general?

Zicasso, a luxury travel service, is touting a revised website that allows users to create such over-the-top, customized, dream vacations.

"Many travelers are not aware of the type of customization and special access that can be possible," says CEO Brian Tan, who started the Zicasso travel service five years ago and is marking the company's anniversary this year with the update.

Rated by Travel + Leisure as one of the best travel websites, the Zicasso site includes more than 1,000 custom itineraries. Those itineraries however, are often just starting points, or serve as examples of what is possible, Tan says.

The newly detailed site is set up to help users create even further customized itineraries of their own. It allows users to design itineraries sorted by country and such themes as romance, shopping, wine and more.

Once the information is submitted, Zicasso turns over a traveler's request to two to three travel specialists who are best qualified to make the dream trip a reality. Each of the specialists designs an itinerary for the traveler to review, basically competing to design the best trip.

"There is no one like us out there," Tan says. "This is a different model in the luxury travel market."

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