Tourist attractions in Rio expect to receive at least 30 thousand people by the end of the year

Sugar Loaf Cable Car, one of the main tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro

Number of visitors to the city's main postcards is expected to reach pre-pandemic levels

The tourism sector expects to receive around 30 thousand tourists in the main tourist attractions in the city of Rio by the end of the year. If the forecast is confirmed, this will be the best movement recorded since January 2020.

Pão de Açúcar alone expects to receive, on average, six thousand visitors per day until next weekend. In the last weeks of December alone, movement at the attraction grew by 25% compared to the previous month.

According to the company that manages Pão de Açúcar, the volume of tourists in the postcard should reach pre-pandemic levels.

The Ferris Wheel located in the Port Region of the capital is also expected to be in high demand in the last few days of the year. According to the concessionaire, the attraction is prepared to receive around 9 thousand people per week.

The Corcovado Train, the main access to Christ the Redeemer, in the South Zone of Rio, expects a record movement for the last days of 2021. The expectation is that 10 thousand people will travel through the station, which is located in Cosme Velho. Last weekend, the attraction received more than 4,700 tourists.

“On the corcovado train, the expectation is that 10 thousand people will visit us before the turn of the year. We do hope that Rio de Janeiro will be completely full, consequently filling the hotels as well”, highlighted the president of Trem do Corcovado, Sávio Neves, to CNN.

Just a few days before New Year's Eve, hotels in the city of Rio de Janeiro have already registered an occupancy of 92% and the expectation is that vacancies will be sold out in the coming days. The data is part of the research by the Union of Accommodation Services of the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro (HotéisRIO).

Source: CNNBrasil

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