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Volume 10 No. 25
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Brazil's Tourism Ministry Encourages World Cup Visitors To Seek Alternative Accommodations

Brazil's Tourism Ministry is encouraging "alternative accommodations in certain cases for tourists who want to visit the country during the World Cup," according to NOTIMEX. One of these alternatives is called "bed and breakfast," where families offer a place to stay and breakfast at their homes at lower prices than hotels. In Brasilia, which will host seven games, "there are already 325 homes registered to provide this service." Brazil's Tourism Ministry "has created a website, hospitalidade.turismo.gov.br, where various options are displayed." Some homes offering "bed and breakfast" are charging around 190 reales ($80) per night, a fourth of the price of a hotel (NOTIMEX, 1/15).