Rio Olympics 2016 might boost tourism in Brazil

first_imgWith the Rio Oylmpic Games 2016 approaching, the hotels have almost been completely booked for the event. Mario Andrada, spokesman for Rio 2016, said they want the games to be the turn-around moment and bring good energy.The organisers are expecting half a million international visitors to descend on Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games, scheduled for August 5-21, 2016.The country received 6.4 million foreign tourists in 2014 with Rio de Janeiro receiving 1.6 million foreign arrivals.For the Olympics, one of the major projects of the government is to suspend the visa obligation between Brazil and the U.S. to increase the number of visitors this year.last_img read more