First time flying solo? Here’s how to navigate the airport by yourself

For international flights, you should arrive 2-3 hours before your departure time. At the airport, you’ll need to check in; this can be done at the airline desk or online, however consider checking in at the airport for your first time – essentially, this process confirms your booking with the airline.

At the counter, you will:

  • Have your passport scanned.
  • Receive your boarding passes* and baggage claim card (if you haven’t checked in online and received your boarding pass digitally).
  • Weigh bags and hand over any checked luggage (carry-on luggage is subject to size limitations)

*If you need to change planes and have booked flights on separate tickets, you will need to acquire your next boarding pass from the airline’s transfer desk at the following airport! You may also need to collect your checked luggage.

Once you’ve completed check in, follow the ‘DEPARTURE GATES’ sign.

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Silang, Cavite to host first International Ecotourism Mart

Team Out of Town Blog Hub ( – The municipality of Silang, Cavite, will take the global environmental stage as it plays host to the International Ecotourism Travel Mart (IETM), the world’s first-ever and biggest ecotourism-themed expo set on March 29 to April 2, 2023.

In line with the event, the International School for Sustainable Tourism (ISST), the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) recently forged a memorandum of understanding for the hosting of the said expo.

International Institute of Rural Reconstruction
International Institute of Rural Reconstruction

According to ISST president Mina Gabor, the five-day fair will share best practices on ecotourism from global experts and provide networking avenues with ecotourism authorities and specialists.

Organized by the Japan-based Asian Ecotourism Network, the IETM will promote the world’s ecotourism sites, indigenous practices, and culture and push for measures to mitigate and adapt

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Philippines forefronts as a premier dive destination at the DEMA Show 2022

Florida, USA – The Philippines, spearheaded by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, is back in full force to position the country as a premier dive destination at the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) Show 2022 on 01 to 04 November 2022 in Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Philippines at Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) Show 2022
Philippines at Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) Show 2022

The annual DEMA Show is the largest trade-only event in the world for companies with business in scuba diving, ocean water sports and, adventure travel that attracts hundreds of visitors, including industry professionals.

Augmenting the delegation are representatives from DOT in Calabarzon, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas and Davao, TPB Philippines, and the Philippine Commission on Sports Scuba Diving (PCSSD) together with dive resorts and operators such as the Crystal Blue Resort, Magic Resorts Philippines, Discovery Fleet, Kasai Village Dive Resort, Scandi Divers, El

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12 Very Best Places In Bavaria To Visit – Hand Luggage Only

Nestled in the south of Germany, Bavaria is one of the iconic places in Germany to visit. Best of all, there’s a huge mix of the best places in Bavaria to visit that are perfect for any type of traveller. Filled with palaces, medieval villages and vast castles, it’s the perfect region of Germany for a road trip.

We’ve loved it every single time we’ve visited Bavaria. Honestly, it’s just stunning and well worth the drives from cities like Munich or Nuremberg. 

So, to help you get the most out of your trip around Bavaria, take a look at some of the gems we love most in this area of Germany. 

Have the most amazing time exploring Bavaria. 

1.) Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle - The Most Beautiful Fairytale Castle In Germany You Definitely Have To Visit! (7)

Probably the most famous castle in the world, Neuschwanstein Castle is a spot you can’t miss in Bavaria. 

Located atop a rocky crag overlooking Bavarian Alps, King Ludwig II’s

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Introducing Contiki’s Plus range. Same social travel. Just a bit fancy.

Let’s be real, Greek Island Hopping is already a gem. Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, Ios & Athens. Sand. Sea. Souvlaki. Sunsets. Buzzing party nights and lazy sun-soaked days. Charming villages, natural coves and plenty of ancient history to seek your teeth into. It’s a glorious adventure that suits every type of traveller, and considering how pricy these islands can be, it’s a pretty damn good deal too (if we may say so ourselves).

So, what’s the cherry on top?

Greek Island Hopping Plus brings you all the beauty, beaches, history and nightlife of the regular version. But it’s, you know, a bit more fancy. So you’ll be sleeping twin-share instead of multi-share. You’ll have swimming pools at every property bar one (often enjoying sweeping sea views). And you’ll be staying in 3-4* hotels with gorgeous communal areas. That may not be worth splashing a bit extra for everyone, but hey, if

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