Guest Post for A Luxury Travel Blog

We weighed in on the villa rental industry for A Luxury Travel Blog… find out our predictions for 2012! Our friends at Black Tomato and Sally & Alice gave us the inside scoop on next year’s hottest destinations.

The Villa Rental Industry in 2012

“When it comes to luxury, private villa holidays are difficult to beat. Imagine yourself lounging by the fountain in the courtyard of your Marrakesh riad… or skiing directly into your chalet in the Alps.”

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Cool Sporcle Quiz with Vintage Travel Posters

Can you name all these countries? Take the quiz, then post your score in the comments.


The Numbers Behind the Travel Industry- Infographic via TravelMatch

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#TTOT Roundup- Expat Travel

As always, #TTOT or Travel Talk on Twitter is a fantastic place to go for insider tips, wise words, and the occasional dirty joke about all your favourite travel topics. If you missed it, have a look at our favourite answers. Share your own responses with us in the comments!

Q1 via @christinahegele: Where would you love to be an expat and why?

unbravegirl: Some place with cheese. Asia is great, but 5 years without decent cheese is KILLING me.

Liligo_UK: Loved being an expat in Spain… lots of sangria and flamenco dance parties in Granada’s caves!

MagellanPR: Jakarta or Hong Kong- so you can travel all across the far east & Australia as such a central place

MalloryOnTravel: I’ll be an expat anywhere that I haven’t left an ex-girlfriend

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What is #TTOT?

Twitter hashtags can sometimes be a mystery, but if you’re interested in travel, then #TTOT is the one to know! It stands for Travel Talk on Twitter, a weekly chat every Tuesday where members of the travel community like travel bloggers, destination experts, and like-minded lovers of travel come together to chat about a weekly topic.

Questions and topics are submitted via the Facebook page, and then on Tuesdays the chat kicks off with a bang! TravelDudes gives you the lowdown here.

Today’s topic is “Expat Travel,” so join us on Twitter (we are @IavraVillaAssoc) to share your thoughts… see you there!