Sorry, We’re Closed: Major Holidays ‘Round the World
When planning events in far-flung locales, there are always hundreds of details to consider along the way. One of the most important, yet often overlooked? What’s going on while you and your guests are visiting – and how those local events can impact your bottom line, particularly when it comes to line items like local staffing, overtime, group activities, transportation, etc.
Having recently landed in Hong Kong on the biggest holiday weekend of the year, then a few months later finding myself looking for a walk-in clinic in the middle of Malaysian Diwali celebrations, I was reminded of how helpful it can be to have some awareness of the local holiday schedule before making plans. To put you in the what’s-going-on-and-when frame of mind, here’s a top line on a few key national holidays around the world. P.S. – Also, don’t forget to check your location for local celebrations and religious observance days as well!
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