If you are heading to Rio de Janeiro in June, pay attention. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20 will take place between 20 and 22 June, with preliminary meeting on the previous days and delegates arriving in Rio as early as 13 June.
The Conference is going to wreck havoc with hotel accommodation in the city. Rio doesn’t have enough hotel rooms to host the estimated 50,000 delegates taking part in the event and the local authorities are even considering a scheme to encourage locals to provide accommodation for the participants in the summit (Sem hotéis, campanha incentivará cariocas a hospedar participantes da Rio+20).
- if you have a hotel booking there is no need to worry.
- if you were planning on visiting Rio during the dates of the summit but you don’t have a hotel booking you need to get that sorted out asap. Or choose another date for your trip.
By all means do not arrive in Rio de Janeiro during the conference without a hotel booked beforehand.