Brazil Asks FIFA, Hotels to Lower World Cup Prices

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English: FIFA World Cup Trophy Italiano: Trofeo Coppa del Mondo FIFA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Brazil‘s tourism board said Tuesday that it has officially told FIFA and hotel operators to negotiate lowering prices during the 2014 World Cup.

The request came just days after a study showed that room rates will be up to 500 percent more expensive during the World Cup in some hotels offered by the FIFA-appointed agency MATCH Services.

The tourism board, known as Embratur, said MATCH and the hotels need to find a way to reverse the “stratospheric increase” of rates announced for the World Cup period next year.

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