By Jack Whibley, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tourists from Brazil and abroad are predicted to spend R$25 billion at next year’s month-long football (soccer) World Cup, according to estimates from the Brazilian Tourism Ministry, Embratur. The total amount predicted to be spent is 28 times that which was spent by tourists during the week of last July’s World Youth Day (WYD) in Rio, which was estimated at R$900 million.

Most of this spending . . .

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