Highest Hotel Occupancy Rate of Any Major U.S. Travel Market

Forbes article from this week (below) notes that the St.Pete-Tampa area had highest hotel occupancy rates in 2020:

“The neighboring Florida cities of Tampa and St. Petersburg had the highest average hotel occupancy rate of any major U.S. travel market in 2020, according to global hospitality benchmarking firm STR, as Americans appeared to ditch major tourism destinations during the Covid-19 pandemic in favor of smaller cities and warmer climates more conducive to social distancing, though travel was significantly down nationwide.”

As if there was any doubt, believe the secret is out about our beautiful and evolving area. Of course if you have any real estate questions about our area, I’d love to discuss!

2020’s Busiest Travel Destination Was Tampa And St. Petersburg, Florida, Hotel Data Shows (forbes.com)

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