Central Holidays has announced it has blocked individual and group space for travel to Rome, Italy for the beatification of Pope John Paul II ceremony to be held on May 1st, 2011. Organizers expect the historic event will attract the largest crowd in Rome since the events that surrounded the death of John Paul II, which took place in April 2005.
The beatification of Pope John Paul II will take place in St. Peter’s Square in the heart of the Vatican and will be celebrated with a special mass and Holy Communion offering on Sunday, May 1st, 2011 – known as “Divine Mercy Sunday” by the Catholic church. Millions of fellow Catholics, pilgrims and onlookers as well as thousands of priests from around the world will gather together in St. Peter’s Square to witness this historic event, when Pope Benedict XVI will raise his predecessor and friend – Pope John Paul II - to the first step of sainthood.
Central Holidays reports it will coordinate group and individual travel packages during this period on a first-reserve basis. The packages can be customized based on traveler needs, and travel agents and group travel planners can provide their clients with incredible value and savings. Central Holidays offers specially negotiated rates for roundtrip airfare to Rome, hotel accommodations and tours of the top religious and historic sites around Italy. Plus, this year marks Italy’s 150th anniversary - another selling point for travelers and groups interested in partaking in this religiously significant and historic event, Central Holidays notes.
Travel agents and group travel planners interested in more information on Central Holidays travel packages or reserving space at the Beatification event, may contact Central Holidays at 1-800-935-5000.