3,000 delegates in motorcycle convention in Bacolod-A A +A
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
WHILE there is the enthusiastic mood of the groups that we see in Facebook of the Negros Agenda on Tourism and Alliance of Tourism Stakeholders who are all in unison to make a good face of Negros Occidental and Bacolod City in the tourism map, the efforts of private groups must be given notice as well.
Surely, not everyone knows that Bacolod City will be the venue of the 3,000 strong motorcycle riding delegates who will bring along with them their big, big motorcycles to Bacolod City, the likes of Honda Gold Wing, BMW, Harley Davidson, Kawasaki Ninja, Yamaha, Ducati and more.
If not all of the big bikes could bring along their big bikes, then just imagine at lease one thousand five hundred big motorcycles vroooominnnng around Bacolod and even up to Don Salvador Benedicto, Sagay and Kabankalan. These riders love to bike by the hundreds of kilometers distance.
The convention will be held on April 5-7 next year and surely this is a boost to good business for hotels and pensions, restaurants and bars, shopping malls, taxicabs and spas, gasoline stations and pasalubong centers.
Just take the figure that each delegate or guest spends at least eight thousand pesos each for their minimum of two days stay? How many millions of pesos will Bacolod businesses earn? Grab your cellphone and compute it yourself.
The organizing club for the convention is the Thunderbugs Motorcycle Club of Bacolod and they are already starting to prepare for this big event. Bacolod has no big convention venue but this does not bother the hosting group at all. Surely it is their concern and not of government so they are on the fast track planning everything to make the delegates happy and full of memories.
This effort should be welcomed most by the hotels and inns that are expected to share their support and cooperation by not accepting other big delegations. If there is one, the hotel group could always ask the other convention group to move it to another date and that would be more earnings for the tourism stakeholders. *
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on July 31, 2012.