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Hotel racket will send RWC tourists home

New Zealand business reveals its immaturity, again.

### 3news.co.nz Thu, 11 Mar 2010 5:42p.m.
Hotel prices sky-high for Rugby World Cup
By Dan Parker
Australia’s two largest sports travel agents have accused New Zealand hotels of trying to rip off rugby fans by charging exorbitant prices for accommodation during the World Cup. The agents say rather than pay the prices, Australian fans will fly in for the games and fly home straight after.

“We have been offered hotels in Hamilton for example, that are Ibis hotels, $700 a night,” says Sam Harrison. “And normally $60 or $100 a night, so it’s just ridiculous.”

Australian sport tours claims are backed up by the official ticket and tour partner of the Australia Rugby Union, We Love Rugby.

“Word is starting to get out, and as a result many people are asking about flying in on the day and flying back out because they don’t want to be ripped off,” says Warren Livingstone.
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