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Rio Residents Boost Income by Renting Rooms During Olympics

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Trying to generate a little extra income during the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics, Rio residents are renting rooms and entire apartments for visitors in August and September. According to Airbnb, an official partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), tens of thousands of listings were included just for the two-month event.

“In Rio, hosts offer over 35,000 listings across eighty neighborhoods in the city. More importantly, Airbnb is helping thousands of families make extra income in a period of economic hardship in the country,” announced the international . . .

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