Madrid, Spain, Aug 23, 2011 / 11:58 am
Arturo Fernandez, the president of Madrid’s House of Commerce said Aug. 22 that hotels, transportation services and businesses in the Spanish capital took in nearly $230 million during World Youth Day.
The director of the Hotel Industry Business Association in Madrid, Juan Jose Blardony, said three million meal tickets were distributed to young people throughout the week, valued at nearly $32 million.
Blardony told Europa Press that the discount meal tickets were the result of an agreement between the Federation of Fast Food Restaurants of Madrid and the bishops’ conference.
Some 2,479 establishments in Madrid accepted the meal tickets, including fast food chains such as McDonald’s, Burger King and many local restaurants.