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ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: India’s entry into the final sends hotel prices in Ahmedabad soaring up to ₹1 lakh

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After a spectacular victory of India against New Zealand, cricket fans are eagerly waiting for the final match of the much-awaited ICC World Cup 2023  at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 19. 

With a large number of cricket aficionados planning to cheer for India at the ICC World Cup final in Ahmedabad, there has been a phenomenal rise in hotel rates and travel tickets to the city.

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Ever since the announcement of the match, there has been a sudden surge in the price of accommodations in the city. Moreover, the price of flight tickets to Ahmedabad also increased by more than 100 times for the dates near to World Cup final.

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Even before India could secure its seat in the ICC World Cup 2023 final, it became a challenging task for Indians to secure their seats in the match nearly a month ago. Within October, the ticket prices for hotels increased from 24,000 per night to an exorbitant 2,15,000 per night, reported Moneycontrol.

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To book a nominal hotel room in Ahmedabad, a person might have to pay around 10,000 for one night. However, for four and five-star accommodation, people have to shed 1 lakh for one night in the city, reported MC.

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A rise in prices of hotels and flood prices was seen also during the India and Pakistan match in Ahmedabad. At that time, hotels and ticket prices soared significantly.

There has been a massive increase in hotel rates at hotel booking platforms like Booking.com, MakeMyTrip, and Agoda. 

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Updated: 16 Nov 2023, 03:22 PM IST


Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.