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Jacksonville’s hotels recovering faster than the rest of Florida

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Jacksonville’s lodging industry continues to lead the rebound from the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, filling rooms faster than the other destinations in Florida.

Local year-to-date occupancy is 71.9%. Statewide occupancy for the first 10 months of 2021 is reported at 62.2%.

Hotel occupancy in Duval County was 70.8% in October, an increase of 26.5% over last year, according to data collected by the STR hotel analysis firm released Nov. 22 by Visit Jacksonville.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.