2013 World Youth Day
|Date:||23 July 2013|
60.000 National and International Volunteers, Sheer number of cultural events, Housing department connected to logistics department.
The organizers predicted one million visitors, but only 320.000 young people registered for the 2013 WYD. However, Pope Francis’ final mass attracted an estimated 3 million people on Copacabana beach.
Rio de Janeiro’s hotel capacity is not enough to accommodate all pilgrims. Three types of accommodation were made available:
“Of course WYD will leave a legacy not just for holding future events, but also for the continued improvement of services at other times of the year, which also benefit the citizens of Rio.”