Timing of BalikPaete 2004June 30 2002 at 12:35 PM
|Virgil Madrinan |
Response to Survey Results as of June 30, 2002
Just some comments on the times chosen for the Balikbayan 2004:
(1) Easter Time - Late March or early April, kids are still in school in N. America and Europe. Easter break is too short. Not a logical time to take vacation for people in N. America and Europe, unless one is retired. Advantage: good weather
(2) Christmas - High season. Children are on vacation between Christmas and New Year. Vacation too short for a long trip coming from the other side of the globe. End of Fiscal year for many businesses. People engaged in accounting, bookkeeping etc. are usually no allowed to take a leave. Advantage: good weather (i.e. acceptable to people spoiled in the temperate zone).
(3) Fiesta - Summer in N. America and Europe. Most logical time for people to take a vacation. Children are out of school. Best chance for kids to see ancestral country for extended time. Disadvantage: weather, rainy.
One interesting observation about the statistics to date: There is an inverse ratio between the most popular time (Easter) and the biggest prospective representation (N. America).
Posted on Jun 30, 2002, 9:18 AM