Our Product Team have been on fire approving some amazing properties across the globe. In the last two weeks alone new vacation rentals from Switzerland, Italy, Jamaica, British Virgin Islands, St Bart’s, New York and London have gone live. Get inspired…
We are just a little bit proud at IAVRA HQ! Last week, TTG and partners C&M Recruitment, Guonman Hotels and the ITT announced their top 30 highest fliers in travel under 30. And one of our very own founding partners was given the nod. John-Christian had the pleasure of meeting with the other young fliers at the TTG offices in London. Bring together a group of young, dynamic and like-minded travel leaders and there is no doubt that exciting things are on the horizon. Watch this space for news from the events due to take place over the next few months.
And here are 3 jaw-dropping properties we think are worth shouting about:
Cambodia – magnificent 11 bedroom villa designed by a protege of Vann Molyvann, the renown Khmer pupil of Le Corbusier (Villa Knai Bang Chatt)
St Tropez – abandoned village discovered by a famous English film director and transformed into a magical compound of properties with a painted pool by David Hockney (Hamlet South of France)
London – formerly home to Madonna and Guy Ritchie, this 2 bedroom mews house is full of character and a-list charm (Queen’s Gate Mews)
We have over 3,240 properties in 49 countries on IAVRA and plenty more to come… next stop 5,000?
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New Research from PhoCusWright reveals Europe’s changing vacation rental landscape and the potential for revenue within the space. Argophilia.com summarizes the findings in their recent article – have a read and make sure to check out the video.
With sun, sea, and summer on our minds, many of us are dreaming of a holiday in Greece. But with the economic crisis, is it safe?
Pack your bags and book your flights, because Greece is just as inviting as before the crisis. In fact, you may even have a better trip! With the euro weakening, many families have been blessed with cheaper holidays. Although the country is perfectly safe, some holiday accommodations have been offering discounts in order to draw people back to this luxurious destination.
In addition to possible savings, the islands have become increasingly quiet. The strikes and protests have been taking place in the larger cities, like Athens and Thessaloniki, leaving visitors basking peacefully in the sun on the islands. If you want a break from sunbathing and boat rides, shopping and local restaurants in the lovely villages of places like Mykonos are perfectly welcoming as well. With smaller crowds, beaches and towns will be more enjoyable and less chaotic – ideal for a summer getaway.
So don’t let the economic downfall fool you – Greece is resilient and has been dealing with strikes for over 35 years while vacationers have been obliviously enjoying the sultry islands. And with a large selection of IAVRA properties located in places like Santorini and Antiparos, there are plenty of beautiful beaches and stunning villas ready to welcome you all.
To book your villa holiday and get in touch with your IAVRA agent or if you’d like a recommendation of an IAVRA agent, please contact us at email@example.com.
Great travel tips for your trip to Greece:
- Order your taxi in advance, assuring you a stress-free arrival at your villa.
- Use a travel agent to book your holiday. They can assist you through any obstacles you may come across.
- Visit http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/europe/greece for further information about personal security during your holiday in Greece.
Vacation rentals can be a dream…. or a nightmare. Can you imagine turning up to your luxury Italian villa only to realise that it doesn’t even exist? Scammers can easily steal the details of properties from legitimate websites and then repost them to listings sites like HomeAway without the owner knowing. It’s so important to only book with reputable agencies, who will be able to take responsibility for anything that goes wrong.
Beware of agencies which don’t have control over their portfolios… Check out this great Washington Post article for more information about how HomeAway shirks responsibility and essentially allows scammers to operate without consequences.