Digital Holiday Calendar
26 January 2024
As usual, we are releasing our Asian Holidays Calendar again this year. A handy list on which you can see at a glance which country is free and when. This year, we’re doing it a little differently than usual. Sustainability has been an issue worldwide for some time now. Team Ritra also thinks a green footprint is important, which is why we’re opting for a digital version of the calendar this year!
Let’s get digital!
Asia has many regional, national and international holidays, with some even lasting up to several weeks. For the purposes of our calendar, we have asked our overseas agents to supply us with the appropriate information. After all, with branches in all the important ports and manufacturing locations, they know exactly which public holidays are of importance to you. All Asian holidays are neatly arranged in a row – convenient for your transport planning, and you also know what’s around the corner in 2024!
Less printing and more digital working: this is how we do our bit for the environment. The design of this year’s holiday calendar may therefore be different to what you are used to. We have opted for a digital PDF version of the calendar, which you can save to your desktop. In addition, we have also created a CSV version of the calendar, which you can import into Outlook.
The holiday season can, of course, bring its share of problems, such as factory closures, capacity shortages, delays and possible increases in ocean freight rates. Which is why it might be an idea to factor this into your transport planning. We therefore advise you to book in good time and to keep a close eye on days off, be they upcoming or otherwise.
All countries at a glance
In addition to the Asian countries below, we have also added the Netherlands to the calendar. This gives you the most complete annual overview possible.
Outlook step-by-step import:
Would you like to see the calendar directly in your Outlook? We will explain to you step by step below how to import the CSV file into your Outlook:
Step 1. Download the CSV file, and save it to your computer.
Step 2. Open Outlook, and go to “file” and then “open”.
Step 3. Click on “Import/Export”.
Step 4. Select “Import data from another program or file”, and click next.
Step 5. Select “Comma-Separated Values”, and click next.
Step 6. Browse to the CSV file and upload it. You will see 3 options and should keep the middle one ticked (creating duplicates allowed). After this, click next.
Step 7. Find and select your own calendar, click next.
Step 8. Click on the checkbox in the bar: you will find this to the left of the file title; you can now assign fields. You will also find this option on the right under “assign custom fields”.
Step 9. Assign the left-hand values to the appropriate fields. Drag the values from the left column to the fields in the right column.
- Startdate = Start Date
- Enddate = End Date
- Starttime = Start Time
- Endtime = End Time
- Subject = Subject
- Location = Location
Step 10. Click OK and then “Finish”: the calendar is now imported into your own calendar.
Has the import into Outlook failed? Don’t worry! Ritra’s very own Marjoleine is here to help you!
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