Another record: Orange County reports nearly $35M in tourism tax for April

County brought in nearly $35 million in April 2022

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County officials reported another record month for tourism tax collections.

The county brought in nearly $35 million, which is the highest April collections on record and the second highest ever.

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The latest report from the county said the April 2022 collections is a 103.1% increase over April 2021.

Last month, the county reported its highest monthly collections ever with more than $38.5 million brought into the area in March 2022.

The March 2022 numbers soar 182% higher than the March 2020 report, indicative that people are surging into Orange County hotels and short-term rental properties in the continued easing of pandemic-era travel restrictions, lockdowns and other COVID-related public health measures.

“...these were the highest monthly collections ever, shattering the previous high set in March 2019 by $7.3 million or 23%!” Diamond said in a statement.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.