Brazil Establishes Hotel, Airline Watchdog For World Cup

Law360, New York (October 18, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT) -- In preparation for the 2014 World Cup — and the hotel room and airline ticket price-gouging that often accompanies such major events — Brazil has decided to form a new task force committee to oversee the tourism industry during the event, according to a late Thursday statement.

The new oversight committee, formed at the request of President Dilma Rousseff, will monitor prices, tariffs and service quality in the lodging and airline industries during the World Cup on behalf of the federal government, according to a statement....
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