6 Things You Need To Know About The Rio Olympics
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As athletes continue to opt out of this year’s Olympic events in Rio de Janeiro, citing everything from health concerns to their unfinished accommodation, we had to ask, are fans still willing to travel to Brazil’s second largest city and cheer on their national team? By analyzing user travel behavior for the Rio Olympic Games, hotel search trivago.com reveals six exclusive facts about this summer’s most talked about international sporting event.
1 – Which Countries Are Most Interested In Visiting Rio During The Olympics?
According to trivago’s research, the US ranks 5th in terms of travel interest to Rio de Janeiro between August 5 – 21, 2016.
The Top 10 Countries searching for Rio de Janeiro for the month of August:
2 – How much are travelers spending on accommodation in Rio?
Time to break open that piggy bank! The average hotel price in Rio averages around $311/night as of July 2016.
3 – Accommodation Availability
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Procrastinators beware — as of early July, hotel availability in Rio de Janeiro is a mere 4.5% for the Olympic’s period. Considering the availability of popular cities worldwide for the same time (London 23%, Berlin 25%, São Paulo 42%), it’s looking very hard to find a hotel room during the Olympics.
4 – The hottest spot to see and be seen in is…
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The most popular neighborhood during the Olympics is Barra da Tijuca, known for its affluent lifestyle, vibrant nightlight and easy access to popular water sports. Not to mention it’s home to the 2016 Olympics Village, a massive 31 building complex complete with its own park and a reflecting pool, no biggie.
5 – Most Popular Weekend
Looking to get an Olympic fix in Rio without all the crowds? The weekend of August 12th to the 14th is the most searched (a.k.a the most popular and likely busiest) weekend of the Games according to trivago’s data.
6 – Where Are Brazilians Escaping To During The Olympics?
Nobody knows the hidden destinations and secret gems of Brazil like the Brazilians themselves, especially when it means escaping the droves of international visitors! These are the top three destinations Brazilians are escaping to during the Olympic weeks:
1 – Paraty
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Just to the west of Rio lies the colonial town of Paratay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose centuries old architecture and picture-perfect beaches are set amongst the dramatic backdrop of lush rainforests and plunging mountains.
2 – Gramado
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Famous for its Bavarian appearance and European charm, Gramado attracts Brazilians and tourists alike – especially during the holiday season when the entire town shows off its festive spirit with Christmas lights and Santa statues galore!
3 – Campos do Jordão
Hiking and climbing above the clouds are just a few reasons why Campos do Jordão is a top pick for Brazlians. The small town is nesstled high in the Mantiqueria Mountains and offers spectacular views of the Paraíba valley and surrounding forrests.
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