We want to believe that, like the World Cup, Rio's Olympics will be a success. But it's really hard to keep on believing they will be given these numbers, and the recent resignation of the country's tourism minister, following accusations he accepted improper campaign gifts.
Rio's recent turn as World Cup host puts it in a good position to assess threats.
It's lovely to see an airline get into the spirit of local celebrations, especially one as significant as this. Parabéns, Rio de Janeiro! Os melhores desejos para os próximos 450 anos.
It's not often that a destination gets a World Cup rehearsal prior to the Olympics. Brio and brazil know what they are doing.
The World Cup went off without any of the disasters discussed in the run-up to the actual games providing a steady ground upon which Brazil can continue to build its tourism economy.
Talk about giving up a little too soon. The Olympics may not be everyone's cup of tea, but you know what else isn't? A giant sea of feces, garbage, and broken promises.
Nothing like a stick of rancid butter to put off both players and first-time visitors during this summer's World Cup. Smart of Brazil's health officials to start cracking down now.
Of course, airfare and game tickets will eat up most if not all savings on hotel rooms.
This will either be a surprising, stunning success or a total and utter disaster.