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  • Writer's pictureGotta Go Orlando

Best February EVER! Business, Travel & Lodging All Up In February!!

Amazing news for Central Florida tourism as Orange County have announced its latest revenue numbers, proving that tourists are coming back to the area in record numbers.

The figures provide a look into how tourism fared during the early weeks of the pandemic and how Orange County has bounced back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a news release, Comptroller Phil Diamond said that Tourist Development Tax (TDT) collections were $28,362,000 for February, an 173.9% increase over February 2021.

The announcement showed a full rebound to pre-pandemic tourism in Central Florida with February collections $5.9 million higher than January and $255,800 higher than February 2020.

According to Diamond, the latest collections were the highest for the month of February and the third-highest monthly collections ever.

Orange County also reported a 73.7% occupancy rate for hotels, the second highest since the beginning of the pandemic.

Orlando International Airport saw an increase also, in January, there were 3.4 million passengers, while February jumped to 7.1 million.

Domestic travel was up over 72% from February The previous year.

This is wonderful news for Orange County and Orlando, proving that visitors still love Orlando, and are returning in record numbers.

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