By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The number of international flights to Rio de Janeiro between July 25th and August 21, 2016 has increased 289 percent compared to the same period in the previous year. The jump in arrivals is attributed to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games which will take place in the city from August 5th – 21st.

Americans make up the biggest proportion of visitors arriving by plane to Galeão Tom Jobim (GIG), the international airport, at seventeen percent. Germans and Argentines each make up ten percent of people coming by plane, and the . . .

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