ORLANDO, Fla. — There is better news on the horizon for Orange County tourism.
The critical tourism development tax that helps stimulate the local economy is showing an upward trend.
The tax is collected from places like hotel rentals and apartment leases that are six months or less.
That’s a positive as it has been a bumpy ride for TDT collections for over a year now during the coronavirus pandemic.
This time last year, there were catastrophic dips in the tourist development tax.
The latest numbers show:
March 2021 collections stand at around $17.6 million, which is a 27 percent