RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to data from the Rio de Janeiro Hotel Association (ABIH), hotel occupancy in July in the state's interior was close to pre-pandemic levels: 51% full, less than 8% below the average recorded for the period in 2019.
Colder destinations, such as the highland region and cities in the Vale do Café, have been the most sought after.
Most travelers are families, who drive from nearby destinations with residents from the state of Rio de Janeiro leading trips throughout the state, followed by travelers from Minas Gerais and São Paulo . . .