Rio’s Olympic Tourism Expected to Reach Outside of the City

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the Rio 2016 Olympics just days away from opening on August 5th, government sources say the city has 84 percent of hotel accommodations reserved. Yet with over a million domestic and foreign tourists expected in Rio for the Games, some popular destinations outside the city have an even higher occupancy, some reaching 95 percent.

The estimate of the state's tourism bureau is that twenty percent of the 540,000 foreign tourists predicted to be in the capital during the Olympic period are planning to travel outside Rio's metropolitan . . .

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