Maximizing 2016 Public Holidays


by Flight Centre staff. 


Did you know there are 14 public holidays that fall in the working week next year? And with our busy lifestyles in Hong Kong, a public holiday offers the opportunity to hop on a flight and explore the amazing countries nearby Hong Kong.

I am sure we have all experienced trying to book an escape a few weeks in advance of a public holiday where flights are often at least twice the normal price and hotels availability is at an all time low.

Here is our guide to making the most out of the Hong Kong public holidays for 2016. Combine public holidays with weekends and you get a longer holiday.

Chinese New Year (8-10 February, 2016, Monday-Wednesday)
Take 2 days off work (11-12 February, Thursday-Friday), and you can have a 9-day holiday!

Easter & Ching Ming Festival (25-28 March, Friday-Monday; and 4 April, Monday)
Combine Easter and Ching Ming Festival. Take 4 days off work (29 March to 1 April), and you can have an 11-day holiday!

Dragon Boat Weekend (9 June, Thursday)
Take 1 day off work (10 June, Friday), and you can have a 4-day weekend break!

July, September and October holidays
Friday holiday means a perfect long weekend break!

Christmas/New Year (25-27 December, Sunday-Tuesday)
Take 3 days off work (28-30 December, Wednesday-Friday), and you can have a 10-day holiday!

Planning ahead is the key to maximizing your annual leave, grabbing the best deals, along with having lots of choice and options on where you want to go.



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