Articles tagged “pope”

Vatican Debuts Train Service to the Pope’s Summer Estate

Vatican Debuts Train Service to the Pope’s Summer Estate

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press

Pope Francis is a homebody who doesn't often visit the Papal summer estate. Opening it up means the emergence of another popular tourism attraction for operators and booking sites. The Vatican itself is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world.

4 years ago

Pope Tourism Turns Floors and Couches Into Coveted Sleeping Spots

Pope Tourism Turns Floors and Couches Into Coveted Sleeping Spots

Natalie Pompilio, Associated Press

Big events and sleeping on the floor: It's like reliving the early days of Airbnb all over again. We can't wait to see the Pope-related travel startup that this leads to.

4 years ago

Argentina’s new papal bus tours are met with high demand

Argentina’s new papal bus tours are met with high demand

Oliver Smith, The Daily Telegraph

Argentina started counting the profits to be made from increased tourism before Pope Francis was even elected, but their expectations are now confirmed with a concrete interest in the country’s inaugural papal tour.

6 years ago

Argentina anticipates boost in travel to the papal homeland

Argentina anticipates boost in travel to the papal homeland

Chris Moss, The Daily Telegraph

The whole of Argentina could use the tourism boost, but Buenos Aires will see the biggest surge with religious travelers walking the steps of Pope Francisco’s childhood.

6 years ago

Recessionary Rome has a lot riding on new Pope, including tourism

Recessionary Rome has a lot riding on new Pope, including tourism

Chiara Vasarri, Lorenzo Totaro, Bloomberg

Italy and Rome may be hoping for a miracle here, the macro economics factors are too large to overcome by a 10 percent rise in tourism numbers in one city for the rest of this year.

6 years ago

Tour operators expect papal boost in travel to Italy

At least in the short-term, heightened interest in travel to Rome could be huge, and that could be propelled by the excitement in Argentina about their fellow countryman being tapped for the papacy.

6 years ago

Pope Francis personally visits and settles his hotel bill on first day

Pope Francis personally visits and settles his hotel bill on first day

Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press

We don't have faith that Pope Francis will be scouting out his own hotel stays and paying at checkout much in the future, but it was a great touch on Day 1.

6 years ago