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Brazil World Cup Hotel Prices Are Surging as Much as Sixfold

Fans attending soccer’s World Cup next year face soaring hotel room prices, with rates rising as much as sixfold, according to Brazil’s tourism board.

The tournament will take place in June and July in 12 cities across South America’s biggest country. Soccer’s governing body FIFA and government ministers have regularly warned hotel operators about prices in Brazil, where there are already concerns over capacity.