ROAD TO RIO
Rio de Janeiro is South America's most visited city, with upward of 2 million international tourists a year. Add in the Summer Olympics and tourism is sure to explode in 2016. Vacation rental bookings for non-hotel lodgings during the 2014 World Cup <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalsBlog/2015/07/27/olympic-opportunity-rio-homeowners-travelers-seeing-gold/">jumped 183 percent</a> compared with the prior year, according to TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals, and demand during the Olympics is expected to match or beat that. Still, fans heading south for the quadrennial "sportstacular" have several things going for them. The Brazilian real is a fast-falling currency, with 1 real currently equal to about 25 cents. And it's too early to tell how the Zika virus will affect Olympic pricing and crowds, but concern seems likely to suppress demand. Here are 10 other ways fans can save on a trip to the Rio Summer Olympics.