The high demand for accommodation during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games between 5 and 22nd of August 2016, will have many alternatives to hotels. The rent of houses and apartments per season, and even residences sharing, with rental rooms, grows in the public interest as they prepare to follow the games in the Marvelous City.
The option of vacation rental of a property, or even the decision to rent a room in the house of a family, serves not only demand and supply but the need to adapt and make costs cheaper.
Two of the main rental hosting networks and room sharing on the brazilian internet already signal the increased demand of these spaces.
Alugue Temporada, representing Brazil in the HomeAway group, has already provided about 4000 properties, not only in Rio but also in cities hosting football and delegations during the Olympic Games. Airbnb already present in mobile phones, will be the official supplier of alternative lodging for the Olympics.
Rio de Janeiro is already one of the main destinations worldwide in shared hosting on Airbnb platform, behind Paris, New York and London. As an official participant Airbnb will still be included in the shopping site of the Games tickets, in which tourists can book their accommodation in cities.
According to Embratur is expected that 380 000 foreign tourists traveling to the city, besides the Brazilians, to accompany the Games next year.
The company technology and tourism Hotel Urbano invested $ 5 million in a new online platform that aims to compete directly in Brazil with US giant Airbnb season in rents during major events in the country, such as the 2016 Olympics. Voltem.com is an online platform for renting rooms with the same proposal as Airbnb. The site has 40,000 registered properties in 115 cities of the country and intends to gain market mainly in Rio de Janeiro, with the 2016 Olympic Games and events like Rock in Rio festival.