Since we were so excited, we went to Megamall at around 8:30am on the Opening Day, equipped w/ the strong hope that they were going to open the event earlier than expected. We passed through SM Supermarket around 9:30 am. They opened the gate to the main mall around 10 am. To cut the story short, we waited for about more than 2 and a half hours, but hmmm...everything was worth it. We were all smiling the whole time we were waiting in the Registration Booth. By the way, the ticket/entrance was for P50.00 while students/senior citizens were able to get it in a discounted price for P40.00.
Whew!Finallly! The wait was over! The organizers started selling tickets at exactly 11am. As soon as we got our first-ever-soon-to-be-added-in-our-travel-scrapbook-TravelMart-ticket, we rushed inside and started hunting for great deals.
Actually, our main reason attending the event (aside from featuring TravelMart 2010 here), was to book a cabin log accommodation in Baguio City. Let's see if we accomplished our mission. :)
So, let’s start chasing for great deals!
Going North....The most fun booth! Though, they were not offering any accommodations nor tour packages, a lot of visitors put their stickers on its pavilion. (Oh! I forgot to mention, at the Registration Booth along with the TravelMart Ticket and Raffle Ticket, you're gonna be handed a sticker which you will put on your favorite pavilion/booth.) In this booth, they have this long wall which was all about 'What you can see in the North.' A guide will explain and tour visitors too; tour will culminate by having a souvenir shot with one of the famous transportation to the North - the Victory Liner. :) Yeah! It was really fun! Lovet!!
The Philippines Pavilion....
Regarding our mission to book for a log cabin room in Baguio, we were not able to do any. But ahmm.... we got a reservation for a penthouse package in a reasonable price. :) We don't have a kodak moment w/ the people from Hotel Elizabeth (I tell you, they were one of the nicest participant there), but I'm going to post their contact nos. soon.
Aside from all the fun experience and discounted-priced-reservations we got, there were a lot of freebies we got in TravelMart 2010....
This is the Welcome to the Philippines coffee-table-book that we won from the trivia quiz we joined. The Cruising Magazines - we got them for only Php50.00 each. Hihihih! We got a lot of free EZ Maps. We grabbed the opportunity that maps are just for free since these maps cost like around Php99-199.00 each.
Overall! TravelMart was really a blast! :) Thank you Philtoa! :)