• search

German hotels pass one-million threshold for World Cup

Written by: Staff

BERLIN, Apr 25 (Reuters) One million hotel stays have been booked for the World Cup by soccer fans from 72 countries, Germany's organising committee said today.

Organising committee vice president Horst R. Schmidt said that its 600 partner hotels across Germany have reported more than 50 percent of their available capacity has been sold for the June 9 to July 9 tournament.

''The bookings process has been extremely positive and is running ahead of expectations,'' Schmidt said in a statement.

He said the average price of the rooms is 186 euros (230.3 dollars) per night, just below the 190-euro target forecast three years ago.

''We have succeeded in preventing price increases,'' he added.

Germany is expecting a total of three million fans for the tournament, including one million foreign visitors.

Reuters PM GC1805

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more