Menu

World Cup travelers will be shocked with prices in Brazil

  • Published by Vedat
12 host cities across the five regions of Brazil will host the 2014 World Cup between 12 June and 13 July 2014.
brazil-worldcup2014The cities and stadiums that will host the 2014 World Cup are: Belo Horizonte (Estadio Mineirao), Brasilia (Estadio Nacional), Cuiaba (Arena Pantanal), Curitiba (Arena da Baixada), Fortaleza (Estadio Castelao), Manaus (Arena Amazonia), Natal (Estadio das Dunas), Porto Alegre (Estadio Beira-Rio), Recife (Arena Pernambuco), Rio de Janeiro (Estadio do Maracana), Salvador (Arena Fonte Nova) and Sao Paulo (Arena de Sao Paulo).

Football fans are already started to prepare their travel plans for the cup. Booking inquiries for hotels have more than doubled in some Brazillian cities this year.

Figures from the hotel comparison website Hotels.com suggested that searches for accommodation in Salvador have more than doubled in the first half of 2013, increasing by 126 per cent on the same period last year.

brazil-rioSearches for hotels in the northern city of Fortaleza have also risen sharply - by 108 per cent - while travellers looking for accommodation in the already popular destinations of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro increased by 32 per cent and 36 per cent, respectively.

On the other hand, according to a recent Brazilian Tourism Board (Embratur) study, Rio is now the world's third most expensive city when it comes to hotels. The study says that a hotel room in the city on average costs $246.71, compared with $245.82 in New York and $196.17 in Paris.

Embratur announced that the government would monitor hotel prices to prevent abuses in World Cup host cities.

Moreover, not only hotels are pricey but also restaurants as well. Over the past 10 years, restaurant prices have soared 140 percent, according to the national statistics agency IBGE.
Advertisement

Destinations

Best of Greek Islands with Celestyal Cruises

Best of Greek Islands with Celestyal Cruises

In Summer 2016, I had chance to sail to Greek Islands with the Celestyal Cruises. In an organization with Karavan Cruises, travelers enjoyed best of Greek islands with Celestyal and received a compl...

Unique and Luxurious Vacation Destination in Turkey: Cappadocia

Unique and Luxurious Vacation Destination in Turkey: Cappadocia

ftnNEWS would like to present you a unique vacation idea here in Turkey: Cappadocia Region. Located on the central Anatolia plateau within a volcanic landscape sculpted by erosion to form a successi...

Fascinating Tunisia

Fascinating Tunisia

Recently I have visited Tunisia as a familiarization trip organized by the Tunisia Tourism Ministry with the support of Tunis Air. Tunisia is not only a beach holiday destination. It also offers a r...