Airbnb Brazil arrivals more than double to one million with 2016 Olympics

March 27, 2017 SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Online room renting service Airbnb Inc registered more than 1 million guest arrivals in Brazil last year, boosted by travel to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and a growing number of hosts looking for extra income in a deep recession. Leonardo Tristão, Airbnb’s general manager in the country, noted the benchmark in a statement on Monday, marking a sharp pickup from the country’s roughly 421,000 arrivals in 2015 and about 622,000 arrivals in the twelve months through June. The market got…

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