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Information technology has influenced all walks of our lives over the last few decades in a tremendous manner with the Tourism and Travel sector being one of the chief beneficiaries. The introduction of computers can be traced back to the early 60’s when the vacuum tube was the primary component of computer systems. This was largely inefficient and error prone and soon gave way to transistors which were replaced by Integrated Circuits. Now the technological advances have allowed advanced graphics integrated with moving images and sound to be incorporated into the modern computers.

The Tourism product being largely intangible stands to gain a lot from technology. Travel was considered a risk in the early days mainly due to the fact that the knowledge about the terrain, climate, culture etc of the destination was limited or unknown. Only the adventurous and men in quest for newer pastures ventured into such journeys. With the advent of IT into the travel sector, things have changed. Travel has become much more enjoyable and comfortable.

The modern day traveller has a plethora of options to choose from, with Internet being the favourite haunt for the potential traveller. Places of tourist interest and scenic beauty often do not catch the attention of the customer largely due to the fact that they are not marketed well. Internet in the early days did not support graphics, video, sound etc. Hence the tourism products could not be marketed over the net effectively. Now things have drastically changed with the introduction of protocols like the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). This has led to easier transmission of graphical images, music, videos etc over the net with speed and clarity. Thus tourism has been effectively marketed over the Internet. This has led to the mushrooming of Tourism and Travel sites.

There are number of software which cater to the needs of the tourism and hospitality sectors. Travel agencies, tour operators, hotels etc use modern systems equipped with powerful applications that work on huge databases. Computerised front office has lent elegance to the modern offices which are largely paperless. Office automation has led to efficient and accurate information processing. A person armed with the right information is the most powerful in the modern era. Computerised systems are used to extract information out of the voluminous quantities of data store in databases. Querying a database, be it for reservation enquiry or booking a ticket is in the hands of the end user. The customer is the king and rightly so has a number of options to choose from when embarking on a journey or getting information about a tourist spot.

Earlier users of computer systems were required to be experts. Even starting up the system required a computer operator. Only then the application could be run. Now systems with Graphical User Interface (GUI) and the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) technologies, even a layman or a child is able to operate a computer or access internet. A person who doesn’t know the local language at a place has information at his finger tips with the advent of touch screen facilities. Almost all banks have now introduced ATM (Automatic Teller Machine) facilities at their premises so as to allow the customers to access their accounts any time of the day.

In the Kerala scenario the advent of IT has been restricted to travel agencies using reservation systems and development of websites by Governmental and non-Governmental agencies. Also office automation is in place in with the accounting process also being computerized. The official website of Kerala Tourism has won many national and international accolades as being one of the best sites in tourism worldwide. In the education sector institutes such as the Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies (KITTS) has imparted IT education in Tourism sector by giving hands on training to students in GDSs (Global Distribution Systems) and computerized applications. Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) has also fully computerized their reservations and a tourist can easily book a room through the net. Hotels have linked their systems to other global systems so as to establish a link worldwide. Let us examine in brief the application for tourism.

Global Distribution Systems

Global Distribution Systems (GDS) have evolved over the years and has played a major role in making online travel possible. A Computer Reservation System (CRS) is used to store and retrieve information and conduct transactions related to travel. They were originally developed by airlines, but it was later extended to travel agents as a sales channel. A functionality of CRS has been extended and what is known as the Global Distribution Systems came into existence. The major CRS operations that book and sell tickets to multiple airlines are known as GDS. Many airlines have opted to divest most of their holdings to Global Distribution Systems due to which many systems are now accessible to consumers through Internet gateways for hotels, car rental agencies, and other services as well as airline tickets. A traveller or a travel agent can chalk out an itinerary using a GDS which is a global system interconnecting airlines, hotels, travel agents, car rental companies, cruise liners etc. The four major Global Distribution Systems are AMADEUS, GALILEO, SABRE and WORLDSPAN. AMADEUS boasts of a market share of 31% and is followed by SABRE with 30% of the market, GALILEO with 26% and WORLDSPAN which has captured 12% of the market.

Today’s GDS systems have the following capabilities

  • Available and accessible 99.9% of the time
  • Process up to 17,000 messages per second during peak time
  • Operates on cutting edge enterprise systems architecture
  • Enjoys response times of a fraction of a second
  • Is capable of booking a multitude of transactions
  • Can make itinerary changes up to the last minute and complete complex international routings to every country in the world
  • Automates the time consuming and complex process of re-pricing airline tickets when itineraries change
  • Permits customers to send e-mail and faxes without exiting from the system
  • Allows customers to compare fares and availability in order to shop for the most convenient travel at the lowest cost
  • Stores all data related to the tens of millions of travellers securely so that the customers receive the travel preferences they desire

On a given day a GDS can access

  • Over a billion fare combinations
  • More than 95% of the available seats worldwide
  • More than 750 airlines
  • More than 50,000 hotel properties
  • Over 400 tour operators
  • Nearly 30,000 car rental locations

GDS systems are capable of booking

  • One way and roundtrip airline seats
  • Hotel rooms
  • Rental cars
  • Tours
  • Cruises
  • Bus and rail tickets
  • Insurance
  • Limousines
  • Event and theatre attractions
  • Dining Reservations
  • Itinerary Changes
  • Complex international routings

E-Ticketing

An electronic ticket or e-ticket is a means by which a passenger or a group of passengers can ensure their seat in a commercial airline by booking over the internet. This greatly reduces the procedures associated with issusing a paper ticket, which consists of a number of copies. Both the airlines and the passenger are benefited by this form of ticketing. An image of the ticket is stored in the computer from which the customer can take a print out and board the plane directly if he or she is carrying no luggage. If there is luggage after obtaining the clearance the passenger can board the aircraft. The customer can request that a hardcopy confirmation be sent by postal mail, but it is not needed at the check-in desk. A confirmation number is assigned to the passenger, along with the flight number, date, departure location, and destination location. When checking in at the airport, the passenger simply presents positive identification. Then necessary boarding passes are issued, and the passenger can check luggage and proceed through security to the gate area.

The main advantage of e-ticketing is the fact that it reduces booking expense by eliminating the need for printing and mailing paper documents. Another advantage is that it eliminates the possibility of critical documents getting lost in the mail or being sent to the wrong address. It is estimated that globally about 25% of the passengers book their tickets online which has resulted in the booming of low cost fliers.

The Internet has provided a new economic environment to conduct business. E-commerce is a growing sector and many tourism businesses are involved in developing their internet services including traditional travel agents, tour operators, national tourist offices, airlines, hotels and other accommodation providers and car hire firms. This means of doing business is known as ‘e-tourism’, or ‘tourism e-business’. The key differences from traditional markets are the speed at which information can be communicated, global accessibility and the minimal costs of establishing a business online.

Property Management Systems

As the term indicates, property management systems refer to systems which have been used world wide to manage and effectively control the various day to day and other procedures related to managing large properties. Even in Kerala, these systems are used in large scale.

The core functions which a PMS can handle are reservations, front office operations, some back office operations and some managerial functions. A PMS is commonly used for handling the accounting functions of the various departments in a Hotel. This is in addition to being the hub for all interconnectivity with other systems in the hotel. Just as a person, who is cut off from the rest of his colleagues during work a standalone computer is not of much use. Hence a networked environment is provided whereby a server can cater to the needs of the end-user who may be a manager to receptionist or a waiter. This is achieved by networking the systems and sharing of resources. Software may be developed to suit the needs of the hotel which may have a front end and a back end. A front end is user interface, through which data may be entered or information retrieved. The back end may consist of a RDBMS which acts as the storage hub. Queries and reports may be used to retrieve information. For example, if a guest wants to know details regarding tariffs during off season, a click of the mouse may be sufficient to retrieve information.

Virtual Reality Systems

Virtual reality is a relatively new area which is related to artificial intelligence and neural networks. Artificial intelligence is an area where technology has made rapid strides in recent years. Human beings have been blessed with intelligence which ranges from their ability to remember things to inventing gadgets and making life more meaningful. It goes without saying that human brain is an amazing and intricate organ which has till date not been surpassed by even the fastest super computer. It is doubtful if such thing will happen in future too. But artificial intelligence has paved pathways to new gadgets and robots which help man in potentially dangerous and intricate tasks.

Tourism has in addition to the natural attractions, theme parks, man made rides, simulations etc. Singapore, Disneyland etc house some of most fabulous man made wonders thanks to IT and its applications. Particularly theme parks and rides along with recreation of fantasies and dinosaurs have added mileage to tourist destinations.

Virtual Travel

With the ever increasing need to use the net, Tourism has entered a new era. app virtual travel has gained popularity and a tourist if he wishes can use the various tools and internet and sit at the comfort of his office or home and do a virtual travel. Earlier there used to armchair travelogue creators who used to design the show from articles and hearsays. But now travel writing has been simplified just because there is a plethora of information in CD’s, brochures and on the net.

There are even virtual travel agencies on the net which offers a tour through its gallery and offers a great deal of information. Gone are the days when a guide used to take travelers for ride narrating several cock and bull stories and feeding the customers with false information. Virtual travellers are more informed and many of them do not even need an introduction to a destination which they plan to visit.

In addition to the virtual tour of the real world, artificially created virtual worlds are there, waiting to be explored. These sites offer a free package for a week which can be downloaded. After going through this demo, the user can see the real stuff, if he registers online and pays for it. This is a trend which is fast catching on. After all globalization has shrunk the world and it wouldn’t be long time before new destinations in the cyber world comes up.

Travel Recommender Systems

Travel has become a part and parcel in the lives of human beings. Efforts from travel agencies and tour operators coupled with inputs from Governmental organizations have resulted in great changes which have eased the hardships placed on the traveller. The modern day traveller has a plethora of options to choose from when planning his trip. Travel Recommender Systems though in its infancy has established its utility value in travel planning. In the coming years, its importance as tool in aiding travel planning will be indispensable. A few recommender systems are available in the market that give the tour operator or the customer options to remove the intangibility associated with the product. Austria is one of the few countries which have introduced Recommender Systems to the travelling public and have found favourable response from the users. Recommending a travel plan consists of many aspects such as the destination type, location specific information, seasonal specific recommendations etc. All this has to be presented to the user in a customer friendly manner so that he or she can input the options to the system which in turn will suggest the most recommended travel plan. These systems use artificial intelligence and fall under the category of expert systems.

Geographic Information Systems

The usage of maps dates back to centuries. Man has been using maps for guidance and for locating places. With the advancement of computer technology and graphics, maps have been digitised and used for providing accurate and timely information to users. Databases have been combined with computer graphics in the area of GIS.

GIS is used to display and analyse spatial data which are linked to databases. This connection between spatial data and databases is the driving force behind the working of a GIS. Maps can be drawn from the database and data can be referenced from the maps. When the database is updated, the associated map also gets updated. GIS database include a wide variety of information including geographic, social, political, environmental and demographic data. GIS technology is a computer based data collection, storage and analysis tool that combines previously unrelated information into easily understood maps. A GIS can perform complicated analytical functions and present the results visually as maps, tables or graphs, allowing decision-makers to visually see the issues before them and then select the best course of action.

GIS finds wide applications in Tourism especially in mapping Tourist destinations, hotels etc. The end user can pin point a destination and even browse the hotel room in which he or she plans to stay.

Conclusion

On the whole it can be said that Information technology has left an indelible mark in the application area of Tourism and Travel. In the coming years, areas like Travel Recommender Systems, GIS, Space Tourism etc will gain popularity and will help in giving a new dimension to the travel and tourism sector. Kerala Tourism which has established its presence in the global market will bank on these applications to further propel its growth trajectory. The International market which is growing has been given a shot in the arm with introduction of IT and will stand to gain further from it.

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Dealing with sibling rivalry

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Parenting is hard enough as it is, throw in sibling rivalry and you have got the ultimate test of your patience. Regardless of what your little age your angels are, they tend to become wee devils when there is a sibling in the mix.

They bicker about everything; from food to clothing to toys to even affection. The bouts of competition are sometimes imposed by people; well Sara started to stand second in her class whereas Nadia barely scraped by, screaming for Nadia to react. But at times, the constant competition is imposed by the kids themselves as well.

For parents, enforcing peace all the time can be hard. It’s an added job, alongside the stress of raising them. Sibling rivalry is also not just a thing of childhood; it can become even more intense with age.

Not just for the sake of their own sanity do parents need a resolution of the rivalry, but it can lead to serious psychological issues as well, if not addressed. Sibling rivalry is associated with anxiety, resentment, low esteem, all of which might then need to be addressed by a professional like the Best Psychiatrist in Lahore.

Parents, however, need to be more proactive in dealing with and resolving the problem of sibling rivalry.

Dealing with the rivalry

 Set boundaries and rules

It is important for parents to enforce rules to prevent bullying and maintain basic discipline. These ground rules also come in handy when trying to resolve conflicts, as usually, one of the kids is breaking them to get things their way.

Moreover, it is pertinent for parents to establish rules about not hitting, swearing, losing temper etc. This way, children will know that they have to abide by the rules, and they are responsible for their own actions when they break the ‘law’.

Division of labor

One of the bones of contention that children tend to have is when the brunt of the work falls on one child, and the other walks scot-free. Therefore, this may lead to resentment in children, causing the rivalry to start.

Parents tend to ask more of their obedient child, who then has to carry the burden of parents’ expectations. Their acquiescing might be momentary, but it may lead to complications later on.

Thus, parents should do just division of labor. No one child should have to be responsible for the family, everyone needs to pitch in.

Say no to favoritism

This might be hard for parents to admit to, but they do play favorites –most of the times. It may not be intentional, but your children pick on it. This favoritism can also then influence your role as the arbitrator.

Thus, try to enforce discipline in yourself as well. You might need to set a system that befits your family dynamic, but you need to find an arrangement in which the child is performing and behaving better is lauded, yet the naughty one is not made to feel inferior by comparison.

This sort of favoritism might become worse as children grow up, and that will not only cause resentment towards the siblings but the parents as well.

Don’t play teams

A conflict among the siblings does not mean that parents have to side with one. It is possible for them to be impartial judges. If you can, try staying out of the conflict altogether. This way, children will hopefully learn how to resolve conflict on their own.

Stop labeling

The sibling rivalry may very well be drawn due to the parents’ attitude. Putting labels on the kids, like smart ones, athletic one, etc. can inadvertently lead to competition and rivalry between the children, as they race to get the more coveted title.

Thus, do not celebrate the accomplishments of one child, at the expense of the other kid. Try not to box your kids, so they do not resent their siblings. Instead, create a nurturing environment whereby everyone is made to feel special.

Give each child attention

Your children may have very different interests, and you may be only able to cater to one, but you are paving way for resentment-cum-rivalry between the two. As they compete for the parent’s attention, they might squabble amongst each other.

Therefore, be sure to give each child their due attention, even if it means more work for you.

Plan family time

When you spend quality time together, you tend to grow fond of each other. Playing games together helps children learn cooperation, teamwork and also helps them in bonding with one another.

Address the issue

It is important that you do not let the sibling rivalry go by. It is not just a phase in the childhood, it may very well follow them into their adulthood as well. Thus, pushing things under the rug will have a detrimental impact on the children, not to mention will gravely influence the family ties later on in life.

It is even more pertinent to address the issue especially when it is affecting the quality of lives of all the stakeholders, especially the parents and their marriage. Some children may also exhibit violent tendencies, harming themselves or others.

Sibling rivalry can also be a source of anxiety and stress in the lives of the family members and can lead to problems like depression later in life as well. Thus, enlist the help of the Best Psychiatrist in Karachi when the rivalry is getting out of hand, as expert intervention is vital.

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Solace On Earth: A Beginners Guide On Finding the perfect holiday rentals

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Are you cooped up and looking for a small calm weekend getaway? or planning to book a holiday this summer? The siren call of a holiday has always been alluring. While it’s still too soon to jet off to cloud nine right away, many travel afficandos are already planning their holidays to their dream destinations. 

With a secluded beach and freedom of unlimited space, the village of Portsea remains a perennial holiday favorite spot, positioned adjacent to Point Nepean, at the tip of the peninsula. Portsea harmoniously brings nature into all its furnishings and with settings out of this world. 

From Melbourne, it’s an uncomplicated 2-hour drive(110 km) down south of Melbourne. But before finding luxurious and comfortable houses for rent on the Mornington peninsula, let’s take a look at the serene seaside township of Portsea village. 

About Portsea 

The Mornington Peninsula is home to breezy seaside villages, vineyards, wineries, hot springs, and countless golden beaches. If you’re looking for a holiday in seclusion, Portsea of the Mornington Peninsula remains the favorite spot among visitors. Long strolls on the beachfront face the Bass Strait Ocean, in the pancake flat water remain one of the favorite activities among tourists. 

While Rye has a few good surfing spots and is well suited to the serene option of snorkeling and paddle boating, Portsea offers great surfing opportunities, given the large and strong tides for surfing enthusiasts. The pathway and rocky archway of London Bridge remain another prominent sight-seeing spot. 

The food is fresh and gleaned from natural resources with a strong commitment to sustainability and wellness. The beachfront of Portsea is one of the top-tier vacation spots in the Mornington Peninsula, with soft sand, blue sky stretching to the horizon, and the serene sound of lapping waves- a paradise within reach.

Tips And Tricks On Booking The Right accommodation 

With so much to do in this popular town, deciding what you want to do can be a fun challenge when planning your vacation. The accommodations in Portsea offer a generous number of private villas, tourist rentals, and hotels with specific health parameters and obligations to visitors such as cleaning and disinfecting services after each visit; and abiding by the social distancing guidelines. Here’s what you should consider before booking a rental:

Preferences  

Suppose you’re planning a getaway with family or young kids. In that case, there are plenty of resorts that offer free activities for the young and old, like Hobe cat sailing, Kayaking, and maybe other non-monetized sports activities. 

Some accommodations have a free babysitter to help you lounge on the beach while keeping the kids busy and under the supervision of the babysitter. The gateway property management organization provides you with exceptional property management services to owners or patrons of rentals. 

Compare 

Avid travelers secure the best deals out of resorts because they monitor the movement of the tourism industry. Therefore, it is advised to compare brands and destinations to ensure you’re getting the discount and amenities right for you. 

All-inclusive accommodations are value-friendly avenues where you enjoy three meals a day and other activities offered by the facility. So take your pick from a wide variety of choices of studio apartments, luxury condos, cozy cabin rentals, and start dreaming up your perfect beach vacation today.

Inclusive or not 

People who book all-inclusive tend to lounge around more at the resort since they have prepaid for all those meals and drinks. On the other hand, travel enthusiasts who pay separately for food and drinks tend to go out and explore more, leaving the crowded accommodation enjoying the leisures and lifestyles of the locals. 

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Santorini Catamaran Tours – Inescapable 5 Tour Details

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Introduction

When you are in Santorini you must make a catamaran cruise to fulfill your tour. Without a catamaran tour, your traveling is incomplete. So, to make your tour memorable I am going to discuss this article.

On my last tour to Santorini, I made 2 boat tours but I found 5 of them highly enjoyable. If you are in Santorini tour right now you must make a catamaran tour. In this article, I am going to explain the Santorini catamaran tours in short to make you some ideas about them. 

Fortunately, all of them include your lunch or dinner (Day time provides lunch and sunset tour provides dinner). Plus, there are suggestions for both private and group tours. So let’s jump into the main point.

5 Best Santorini Catamaran Tours

1. Private Catamaran Sailings

Want to experience an amazing private cruise of the caldera? Then this Santorini Private Boat Tour with Luxury Catamaran would be the one you should go for. Whether it’s a honeymoon couple, or a friend group, or a family, everywhere it is perfect. 

You can get the tour at two different times. If you want a day tour then it’ll depart at 10 pm and if you want a sunset tour then it’ll depart at 3 pm.

June to September is the perfect time to make the tour. Fortunately, you’ll get plenty of food during the tour and all the other advantages. 

2. Santorini Day Cruise

If you’ve been looking for a day boat tour then you can’t miss this one. The departure time of the tour starts at 10 am. You can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling on the top of the catamaran.

You will visit several beaches and enjoy different sights. Summer is the best time for making this tour. Like the previous one, this one also comes with plenty of food and drinks. 

3. Small-Group Catamaran Cruise

This time it’s a sunset cruise or a day cruise. If you are planning for a sunset cruise then the departure time is 2:30 pm and if you are going to make a day cruise then it will take departure at 10 am. 

During the tour, you’re going to experience a wonderful cruise around the volcano. Gladly informing you that you’ll stop several beaches for snorkeling and swimming. 

You can also experience swimming into hot springs nearby the volcano. Finally, you will get a grand feast at lunch or dinner. 

The best thing on the tour would be the sunset view from the cliffs below Oia. 

4. Santorini Fishing Tour

If you love fishing seriously then this boat tour going to be a memorable one in your life. 

You can choose the time according to your wish (daytime or sunset). I would suggest a daytime tour for fishing in ease. 

Make your lunch or dinner with delicious seafood that you have caught during the tour. 

But if it’s a couple of tours then I would suggest a sunset tour. It’ll be both romantic and fun.

5. Volcano Boat Tour

This time a different type of boat tour suggestion for you. If you don’t like to open your wallet wide then this one would be the perfect choice for you. 

This time you’ll experience no sunset or beach visit. You’ll enjoy swimming in the hot springs and visit Thirassia Island. 

There will be a group of people. You can make fun all together and enjoy a great feast. So for saving your money you should opt for this Volcano boat tour.

Besides, You may read our Top 5 Places To Visit In Greece For A Perfect Romantic Vacation article!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will it cost for a Santorini boat tour?

A boat tour at Santorini is quite expensive. Per person, you’ll have to cost around 80 euro.

As you’ll enjoy several natural beauty and experience swimming and snorkeling you have to open up your wallet. 

Where are the hot springs situated in Santorini?

The hot springs of Santorini are located on the small, uninhabited islet of Palea Kameni. There the temperature remains 86°F to 95°F. A boat tour will be enough to enjoy the volcano. 

Where is the famous Santorini view?

You should visit the Oia Castle to experience the romantic sunset of Santorini. It’s the most popular spot.

What to see while your boat tour in Santorini?

Here I’m listing out the places below.

  1. The first thing I would suggest is the famous uninhabited volcanic island of New Kameni 
  2. The inhabited island of Thirassia.
  3. The Palea Kameni – the thermal springs at an uninhabited island.
  4. The best picturesque spots; The White Beach & the Red Beach
  5. The islet of Aspronissi. (But it won’t be too available during the boat tour)

The Verdict

All the listed boat tours I have explained are the must-try tours in Santorini. As you can’t make all of them at the time you should think about a private or group tour first. Next, there are options for you to choose sunset, day-tour, or fishing tours. For a romantic session go for a sunset tour and for enjoying nature make a day-tour. I hope you’re going to pass a great time on your boat tour at Santorini Greece.

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Top 5 Countries you must visit on your Holiday.

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Summer vacation is the most awaited holidays that anyone looks forward to every year. If you are looking for a destination for spending your holiday and want to enjoy some great experience, then you are in the right place. Here, we have pulled out a list of the top 5 holiday destinations that everyone dreams of. These places will be the best to spend your holiday this year. The destination countries are:

  1. Turkey
  2. Greece
  3. Egypt
  4. Thailand
  5. Italy

The sea, sunshine, sands are eagerly waiting to make your summer vacation more enjoyable and exciting.

Some brief information about the above countries

1. Turkey

Turkey is now the most favourite place to visit at any time. The country is blessed with gorgeous coast, spices, ancient cities, foods and colours. The seaside resort city Antalya is the most popular destination. The town has sandy beaches, hotels, and marvellous resorts to stay with an ocean view. The historical perspective of turkey was rich and still have that vibe in every corner of the cities. You can visit the towns like Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, etc. Some places like Konyaalti beach, Hadrian’s gate, Lissai, Bodrum Castle, underwater archaeology museum, waterfalls, etc., are famous for tourism. Foods and drinks like mezze, apple tea, seafood, traditional foods are very delicious.

2. Greece

If you want to make your tour full of simplicity, there is no other place like Greece. The white villas, hot sun, blue seas, etc., can be enjoyed years after years. Both traditional and modern Greek foods are also masterpieces and healthy. Greek islands attract the tourists most. If you want to spend your lazy summer days on boat trips and live in lovely villas, you can visit Paxos island. Corfu’s villas are the most famous island, and a reservation there is very tough.

3. Egypt

Egypt is one of the most renowned tourist places for the diversity and natural beauty in both land and water. Hurghada is the town of a beach resort by the famous red sea coast. The sea and the city are famous for scuba diving, restaurant of different vibes, bars, clubs, etc. If you want to enjoy the sea view and wind but want to escape from peak sunshine, you must travel to El Dahar. The pyramids of Egypt are world heritage. Na’ama Bay, the coloured canyon, St Catherine’s Monastery, etc., are also the places you must visit. Other than these, Egypt is full of historical, religious, and modern culture. The best foods you must try in Egypt are Egyptian buffets, mezze, fresh seafood, grilled lamb, etc.

4. Thailand

The land of smiles, Thailand, is one of the favourite holiday destinations. The reasons for heavy tourism in Thailand nowadays are the beauty of the country and the beaches, friendly people, low cost, great food, etc. Moreover, as most of Thailand is influenced by Buddhism, you will find a unique and remarkable cultural heritage. Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is also a superb place to travel. The islands of Thailand like Phuket, Koh Phangan, Koh Samui are the most attractive and best to stay on holidays.

5. Italy

A holiday can’t be more magnificent than Italian food, natural beauty, culture, etc. The uniqueness, food, culture of Italy is exceptional in every region. Italy is historically and architecturally unparalleled. The southern part of Italy gives a flavour of Arabic architecture. Many ancient cities of Italy are now underwater. The Moor invasion, Roman ruins are also significant. Italy has some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. The waters are crystal clear and blue, which will bring out the romanticism of your inner self.  Italian foods like Sicily, pasta, pizza, cannoli, arancini, spaghetti alle vongole are renowned worldwide.

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What To Wear For A Passport Photo

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Introduction:

A passport is the most important travel document. We need this important document for many purposes. If you want to apply for a passport, you need a digital photo. This photo is not the same as other photos. When you get a new passport, you need a new photo. You have to give importance to a passport photo. You should know what to wear for a passport photo. There are many rules for taking a photo for a passport. If your photo does not meet these rules, your application will be delayed. We offer you a complete guide for taking a passport photo. So, read this article from the top to the last line.

Instructions for A Passport Photo:

If you want to take a perfect passport photograph, idshubs.com plur ID will help you. You can do this work without being an expert photographer. Yes, you can achieve it, if you follow our instructions. When you take your photo for your passport, you should choose a plain wall or background. You have to avoid standing in front of wallpapers, tiles, and walls. On the other hand, you should remove every object from behind and around you before setting the background. A definitive facial expression is not essential for this photo. So, you should skip this type of expression. Your eyes must not be closed and face the camera completely at a full face angle. When you take the photo, you have to look at the camera with a neutral expression. It is important so that your eyes are visible.

Don’t wear glasses and sunglasses, when you take your photo. Glass or sunglasses are not allowed for passport photos except for medical purposes. You have to skip this matter for a fake ID photo. When you want to take a photo of your passport, you should avoid using makeup. There is a big difference between a mediocre photo and a fantastic one in makeup. You should that makeup always looks more subtle in photos than it does in the mirror. You can use simple makeup because you have to show yourself simply as an everyday look. Don’t use heavy makeup for taking your passport photo. Show your face simply. You should skip accessories, or fancy clothes for your fake ID photo because you have to keep it simple.

You should wear clothes that you would normally put on while wandering around town. You should not wear any uniform, unless religious or daily attire. Headphones, gadgets, or wireless devices are not allowed in your photograph. So, you have to ensure the absence of these devices. Remember that head covering is not accepted, except for religious purposes. The headgear should not leave a shadow. You should take a white or off-white color photo background for passport photos. Other colored backgrounds are not allowed for a passport or ID.

Conclusion:

The passport photo is different from others photos. You should maintain some rules when you take your passport photo. This article is for you to give you a clear guide for taking a passport photo. If you follow the instructions of this article, you can solve all problems of passport photos.

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