Plenty of spare hotel capacity in São Paulo for the World Cup

CENTRO EMPRESARIAL NAÇÕES UNIDASFootball fans looking for a hotel room to stay in during the World Cup should look in São Paulo, according to a report from the Forum de Operadores Hoteleiros do Brasil (FOHB), an organisation that represents the big hotel chains that control over 70% of all hotel rooms in Brazil.

According to FOHB as of the end of April only 24% of the rooms in São Paulo have been sold for the period of the World Cup, this compares with 87% sold in Rio de Janeiro.

Occupancy figures for Curitiba and Salvador for the period of the World Cup are respectively 44% and 57%.

Prices have also been falling since FIFA’s MatchService, started handing rooms back to the market. Studies suggest prices fell as much as 43% in Rio and 34% in São Paulo and Salvador for certain match days.

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