The Charlee, ready to receive the Pope Francisco


A few days after the arrival of Pope Francis in Colombia, the Charlee, like the city of Medellín, are ready to receive the Supreme Pontiff in the capital of Antioquia.

The Pope Francis will visit Medellin and tour the main streets of the city.

The Charlee hotel is also ready to welcome tourists who want to take advantage of the juncture to share with the maximum hierarch of the Catholics between 6 and 10 September when the Latin American pope treads Colombian soil.

Tourists staying at the Charlee will have easy access to the mobile Pope’s route, taking into account the strategic location of the Hotel, the comforts it offers and the quality of the services.

For the first week of September it is estimated that Medellín would have a hotel occupancy of 90% and 176,000 visitors who can generate revenues worth 22.4 million dollars. In Cartagena is expected to receive 87000 national tourists and 9000 international and revenues close to 5.1 million of dollars

Also Bogotá, the first city to receive Pope Francis, according to estimates of the district administration, will have 85% of the hotels full, with an approximate 700,000 visitors from abroad (3.4%) and regions nearby such as Boyacá, Tolima and Huila. It is estimated that the city may have revenues close to $30 million.

Likewise, Villavicencio expects to receive 500,000 people. Local administration estimates that each tourist can invest 400,000 pesos between lodging, food and transportation. From this perspective, expectations are favorable for the labor benefits that will receive 10,000 people working in sectors such as: trade, hospitality, gastronomy and tourism.

Although there is no exact figure of the cost of the pope’s visit to Colombia, according to the expenses of his visit to Mexico worth $10 million, a similar figure is calculated.

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