Published on : Tuesday, September 14, 2021
The booming summer tourist season of Volusia County in Florida, USA, continues to reverberate in July. The sector generated a record monthly total of over $3.9 million in tourism bed-tax collections all though United States.
The month of July 2021 marks the second consecutive record-setting month that has witnessed tourists rushing to the beach destinations as outdoor travel opportunities have become even more popular in the middle of continuing concerns related to pandemic.
“This is one of the best summers in history,” said Bob Davis, president and CEO of the Lodging & Hospitality Association of Volusia County. ”I can’t remember a summer as great as this.”
Among many in the hospitality sector, there’s an expectation that it will be a tough fight to uphold that momentum in the fall as the students will get back to school and the lingering presence of COVID-19 still in the news.
In June, occupancy, room rates and bed-tax collections increased but the impact of COVID looms once again.
Hotels, vacation rental properties and campgrounds in July all through the United States generated $3,965,775 in bed taxes. This was a rise of 44% from $2,760,166 for the same month two years ago, before the pandemic delivered its destructive blow to tourism worldwide in 2020.
That figure, reported by the Volusia County Revenue Division, also outpaced the $2,199,537 collected for pandemic-crippled July 2020 by 80%.
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