Sunday, 5 September 2010

Financial benefits of papal visit 'will eclipse costs'

Catholic Voices coordinator Jack Valero has told the BBC that the financial benefit to UK cities will more than cover the costs to the taxpayer of the papal visit. (Hear his interview with BBC Five Live here). BBC Online quotes him:

He said a study for Glasgow City's marketing bureau had worked out that Glasgow and Edinburgh would accrue about £13m because of extra people visiting as well as the "media (and) advertising value" to the two cities.