According to a news release shared by Visit Tampa Bay, hotel revenue for the region exceeded $758 million in 2021. This number shattered the previous record of $50 million, set in 2019.
Based on these numbers, Tampa now comes in at the top spot for U.S. hotel occupancy, beating out Miami by 1.6%. Tampa Bay is off to a great start in 2022 after bringing in more than $4.4 million last month. This is a 32.8% increase versus January 2020, the former record-breaking month.
Santiago C. Corrada, President and CEO of Visit Tampa Bay shared in the press release that “our recovery is well ahead of schedule and the news from a visitor perspective is overwhelmingly positive. Our team and partners have worked tirelessly to beat expectations and bring economic growth to our community. The past twelve months have seen Tampa Bay shine brighter and bolder.”
Head to Visit Tampa Bay’s website to get updates on tourism data and records set by the city.