ORLANDO, Fla. -

Orange County Comptroller Martha Hayne announced Monday that resort tax collections were up roughly 8 percent in October 2012 compared to the same period last year.

The revenue represents tourist taxes charged on so called short- term rentals which represent mostly hotels and motels.

In terms of hard numbers, Hayne says the $14,675,400 is up $1,035,600 or 7.6 percent from October 2011.

She views the extra revenue as a promising economic profile.

“I’m happy to report that the 2013 fiscal year is off to a strong start,” Hayne said