Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 9 of 11
Discuss 5 days in Beijing will cost up to $10K at the Freestyle & Greco-Roman Wrestling within the Wrestling Talk Forums; Russian website is selling packages for plane tickets, hotel and tournament tickets. A package that ...
  1. #1
    Big
    Big is offline
    Olympic Champ
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    On the forums
    Posts
    8,345

    Default 5 days in Beijing will cost up to $10K

    Russian website is selling packages for plane tickets, hotel and tournament tickets. A package that includes 5 star hotels can be as much as $10K per person to watch one style only.

    A package that includes a 2 star hotel can be as "cheap" as $4K to watch one style.

    Pretty expensive if you ask me.

    Interesting the website is selling packages in Euros. Bush will not like that.

  2. #2
    Hearts Zadick bluestater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    3,260

    Default Re: 5 days in Beijing will cost up to $10K

    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Russian website is selling packages for plane tickets, hotel and tournament tickets. A package that includes 5 star hotels can be as much as $10K per person to watch one style only.

    A package that includes a 2 star hotel can be as "cheap" as $4K to watch one style.

    Pretty expensive if you ask me.

    Interesting the website is selling packages in Euros. Bush will not like that.
    Because President Bush frequents Russian wrestling Web sites.

    It is expensive, but it's always expensive to go to the Olympics.

  3. #3
    Big
    Big is offline
    Olympic Champ
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    On the forums
    Posts
    8,345

    Default Re: 5 days in Beijing will cost up to $10K

    It used to be free to watch Olympics in ancient Greece. The cost of Olympics was covered by collecting everyone's taxes.

  4. #4
    Big
    Big is offline
    Olympic Champ
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    On the forums
    Posts
    8,345

    Default Re: 5 days in Beijing will cost up to $10K

    What I am trying to say is that most people in the world cannot afford to attend the Olympics. Many people in many countries would have to come up with 2-3 years or more worth of income to go to the Olympics for 5 days. I think people in Iran make $1200 per year.

  5. #5
    Round of 12
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Posts
    485

    Default Re: 5 days in Beijing will cost up to $10K

    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    What I am trying to say is that most people in the world cannot afford to attend the Olympics. Many people in many countries would have to come up with 2-3 years or more worth of income to go to the Olympics for 5 days. I think people in Iran make $1200 per year.
    No kidding. And to make matters worse with the air quality in Beijing you'll have to bring your respirator.

  6. #6
    Redshirt
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    17

    Default Re: 5 days in Beijing will cost up to $10K

    This is double bunk considering staying in bejing is cheap. When I was there a 4 or 5 star hotel was under 200 a night and the shopping and food is cheap. These "packages" you can buy from travel agencys are huge rip offs.

  7. #7
    Redshirt
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    8

    Default Re: 5 days in Beijing will cost up to $10K

    Hotel rates are very high. Have been unable to find anything close to Olympic areas for under $400 USD per night (through travel agents and individual searches).

  8. #8
    Round of 12
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    497

    Default Re: 5 days in Beijing will cost up to $10K

    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    What I am trying to say is that most people in the world cannot afford to attend the Olympics. Many people in many countries would have to come up with 2-3 years or more worth of income to go to the Olympics for 5 days. I think people in Iran make $1200 per year.
    no, at least 3000-4000 Euros per year.

    but you will see many Iranians at China Agricultural University Gymnasium in Beijing.

  9. #9
    Olympic Champ Pimach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The Rez
    Posts
    2,727

    Default Re: 5 days in Beijing will cost up to $10K

    For 10k, they better be putting dog meat back on the menu

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

user tags

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •