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10 mn Italians on the move on Dec 8 long weekend

'Bridge' will generate turnover of 3.2bn says Federalberghi

(ANSA) - ROME, DEC 3 - Some 10.118 million Italians will be on the move on the December 8 'bridge' long weekend that will stretch into next Wednesday, hotel group Federalberghi said Friday.
    Many Italians have taken off Monday and Tuesday in order to enjoy the break.
    Federalberghi said 92.3% of those travelling will stay in Italy while 7.7% will go abroad.
    Over half of those having a domestic break, 50.8%,will remain in their region of residence while 30.6% will go to a neighbouring one.
    Each traveller will spend an average of around 3.4 nights away from home, the hoteliers' group said.
    Average per capita spending will be around 416 euros.
    The 'ponte' will generate turnover of some 3.2 billion euros, Federalberghi said.
    December 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (of Mary).


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