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Mar 10, 2017

More than 350,000 spectators due at FINA World Aquatics Championships

Of the total spectator number, 85,000 are foreign visitors set to drive the economy in other areas, including tourism and retail

Hungary is set to play host to more than 350,000 spectators, including 85,000 foreigners, at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships, to be held in Hungary from July 14 to 30.

According to sources, the 85,000 foreigners are set to drive the economy in other areas, including tourism and retail.

Altogether 4,700 hotel rooms have been reserved for the competitors, their entourages, media workers and FINA delegates for a total of 85,000 guest nights.

The competitions will take place in four Budapest venues, including the brand-new Danube Arena, as well as in Balatonfüred.

The 17th edition of the world aquatics championships will feature six branches of sport: swimming, water polo, diving, high diving, synchronized swimming and open water swimming.