Despite construction delays and spiralling hosting costs which has led to several and often violent protests there was some good news for World Cup organisers among a host of other setbacks.
With just over 20 days to go until the tournament gets underway Brazilian hotel operators say they are fully ready for the influx of World Cup tourists.
President of the Brazilian Hotel Operaters Roberto Rotter said: “At first we thought there would not be enough hotel rooms to house all the fans, everyone coming for the World Cup. Today I’d say we’re going into a very calm situation with a World Cup which will be very positive in terms of hotels.”
About 600,000 foreign tourists are expected to descend upon Brazil’s 12 host cities for the month-long tournament which kicks off on June 12 when the host nation takes on Croatia in Sao Paulo in Group A.
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