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Room prices in Rio rocket as landlords dig for Olympic gold

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 05:50
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With hotels mostly booked, landlords are charging a pretty penny for tourists still seeking accommodation in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics in August - asking as much as US$2,305 per night for a three-bedroom apartment far from venues and beaches.

Rio de Janeiro

WITH hotels mostly booked, landlords are charging a pretty penny for tourists still seeking accommodation in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics in August - asking as much as US$2,305 per night for a three-bedroom apartment far from venues and beaches.

With 97.3 per cent