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World Cup boosts Welsh economy

The 2015 Rugby World Cup has provided the Welsh economy with a welcome boot.

According to the hotel website Trivago, the rise in hotel prices in Cardiff during the tournament is the greatest in the UK.

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The entire city is currently energised by both the passions and generous pockets of rugby fans from across the globe; hotels, shops, restaurants and bars are all bustling.

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Group finance director of the Welsh Rugby Union, Steve Phillips said that: “The economic impact of having over half a million people watching rugby games at the Millennium Stadium will significantly benefit Cardiff and Wales.”

Phillips added that the atmosphere in Cardiff will be “electric” when France take on New Zealand on Saturday, which will only further benefit Welsh tourism, business and trade.

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