British hotel prices soar for Rugby World Cup

Hotels are hiking their prices dramatically over the Rugby World Cup, which takes place in England and Wales between 18 September and 31 October.

Hotel prices hiked for Rugby World Cup.

Hotel prices hiked for Rugby World Cup. Image by Andrew Gray / CC BY-SA 2.0

The biggest increase is in Cardiff, where a room which cost £85 in a year ago rises to £1081 on the night of a quarter-final  game at the city’s Millenium Stadium. Prices in cities hosting games across the UK are rising by an average of 184%, according to the survey. The Rugby World Cup claims to be the third largest sporting event in the world, behind only the football’s World Cup and the Olympics. Read more:

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