Pope Francis in Peru: visit attracts tourists and induces additional income
Pope Francis stayed in Peru for four days, from January 18th until January 21st. More than 840,000 people traveled to places he has been to; among them Peruvian people as well as international tourists.
The expected income of the Pope’s visit lies between 80 and 100 million dollars. Ahora Perú, the Peruvian Hotels and Restaurants Association, announced that tourists spent their nights in up to 3-star hotels. However, tourists usually spend more money on leisure tourism than on pilgrimage tourism. (more…)