Why the World Cup cannot save Brazil’s tourism industry (Reuters)

The Arena Pernambuco stadium is seen in Sao Lourenco da Mata, a suburb of Recife June 10, 2013. REUTERS/Helder Tavares

By Brad Haynes RECIFE, Brazil (Reuters) – For soccer fans flocking to Confederations Cup matches in Brazil’s tropical northeast next week, getting tickets to the stadium should be simple – but two in three will not find accommodations in the host city Recife. Officials are sending visitors as far as 120 kilometers (75 miles) inland to spend the night, a detour on par with staying in Philadelphia for a New York Knicks game. …

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