Orlando’s tourism industry is strong, generating record hotel tax revenue

Orlando’s tourism industry — still going strong in the pandemic recovery — brought in the highest hotel tax revenue ever collected in the month of February, officials said.

The Orange County 6% surcharge on overnight stays generated $32.6 million in February, according to Comptroller Phil Diamond.

“Month-over-month, February collections were higher than January collections by $3.6 million,” Diamond said in a statement.

Hotel tax proceeds were also up 14% compared to February 2022.

Visit Orlando reported hotel occupancy hitting 82% for the Metro Orlando area in February. The average daily hotel rate for the month was about $216, up 16% year-over-year.

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