Indie Travel Take Down – The Elite 8

The Sweet 16 is now history in the Indie Travel Take Down tournament as we make our way closer and closer to the Final Four and the crowning of the Indie Travel Champion.

The Americas region is the only one where the favorites held up, with #1 seed Peru and #2 seed Argentina advancing to face off in what’s sure to be a classic match-up with a trip to the Final Four on the line. The surprises continued in Europe as #7 seed Croatia defeated Germany and will have to defeat #8 seed Portugal if they want to keep moving on. In a grudge match between rivals, New Zealand defeated Australia and still sits as one of the heavy favorites to take the title. But they will have to get past a tough country in Indonesia in the Asia/Oceania region if they want to have a shot. In the Africa/Middle East bracket, #4 seeded South Africa upset #1 seed Morocco and advances to play #7 seed Egypt, who finally dispatched of pesky underdog Madagascar.

Now it’s time for the next round of voting in the Indie Travel Takedown tournament! Here are the match-ups for the Elite 8 – simply click on the “Rate It” button on each flag to give your Indie Travel Rating to your pick for the best country for indie travel in each match-up. The country with the highest indie travel rating in every pair at the end of the round moves on to the Final Four and is one step closer to cutting down the nets.

Voting for this round ends Sunday, March 25 at 11:59pm PST. Be sure to vote for your favorites!

 

The Americas

#1 Peru vs. #2 Argentina

Indie Rating 8
My indie travel rating for Peru:

Your daily travel Costs (Optional)

USD Approx, excluding flights

vs

Indie Rating 9
My indie travel rating for Argentina:

Your daily travel Costs (Optional)

USD Approx, excluding flights

 

Europe

#8 Portugal vs. #7 Croatia

Indie Rating 9
My indie travel rating for Portugal:

Your daily travel Costs (Optional)

USD Approx, excluding flights

vs

Indie Rating 8
My indie travel rating for Croatia:

Your daily travel Costs (Optional)

USD Approx, excluding flights

 

Asia/Oceania

#1 New Zealand vs. #7 Indonesia

Indie Rating 9
My indie travel rating for New Zealand:

Your daily travel Costs (Optional)

USD Approx, excluding flights

vs

Indie Rating 9
My indie travel rating for Indonesia:

Your daily travel Costs (Optional)

USD Approx, excluding flights

 

Africa/Middle East

#4 South Africa vs. #7 Egypt

Indie Rating 9
My indie travel rating for South Africa:

Your daily travel Costs (Optional)

USD Approx, excluding flights

vs

Indie Rating 8
My indie travel rating for Egypt:

Your daily travel Costs (Optional)

USD Approx, excluding flights

To see the original brackets, first round match-ups, and breakdowns, go to each regions’ page:

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  • LadyJane Canaway said at 2012-03-26T01:17:52+0000: half the rate it window failed to show on LH side of screen and I've no idea how to rate as per daily cost/flights - is less expensive better or more expensive a vote of confidence re: what you'd be willing to pay? Plus I'm not in USA, so all a bit parochial.