RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - There will be 700,000 people at the event, and more than half of these, some 450,000, will be tourists.

Over 70 percent of hotel rooms in Rio de Janeiro are already reserved for the event's first weekend (September 27th to 29th). The most popular destination is Barra/São Conrado, with 78 percent of reservations.

For the second week (from October 3rd to 6th), the forecast is for 80 percent hotel occupation, with Leme/Copacabana (83 percent) and Ipanema/Leblon (81 percent) as the most sought-after neighborhoods.

Also according to the Rio . . .

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