Today marks the official beginning of the 30th Olympic Games of the modern era. Is this a boon for local tourism or will it drive more people away for fear of the event’s magnitude and skyrocketing accommodation rates? The folks at HomeAway crafted this interesting infographic that show some pretty compelling figures. Let the Games begin!

By: HomeAway

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