RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a world without Covid-19, the streets of Rio would have been packed with tourists for a week of partying day and night: in 2020, the "marvelous city" hosted 2.1 million tourists over the period.
But industry experts forecast a week with a low influx of tourists in Rio, particularly foreigners.
All of this at a time when the tourism sector is just beginning to rebound after the abrupt drop caused by the pandemic.
"It was very traumatic," said Federation of Hotels and Restaurants (FBHA) head Alexandre Sampaio, citing official figures showing that tourism . . .