Visit Tampa Bay reports tourist development collections for April reaching almost $8 million

Tampa, FL (June 2, 2023) – Coming off the heels of a successful National Travel and Tourism Week, bringing together over 500 leaders and honoring 15 outstanding industry heroes, Visit Tampa Bay reports its highest month ever recorded in tourist development tax (TDT) collections. Hillsborough County’s TDT collections for April, reflecting March collections, hit $7,791,631, an 11.2% increase over the previous record set in 2022. 

This brings Tampa Bay’s total bed tax collections for the fiscal year to $40,556,297, marking the 24th consecutive month of record bed tax collections and hotel taxable revenue. Taxable hotel revenue for March totaled $129,974,269, a 10.5% increase over the previous record set in the fiscal year 2022. Hotel occupancy for April came in at 76.4% with the Average Daily Rate (ADR) coming in at $189.93 and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) hitting $145.11. 

“Receiving these incredible numbers just in time for National Travel and Tourism Week further displays what can happen when the Tampa Bay tourism community and stakeholders come together to make our destination thrive,” says Santiago C. Corrada, President and CEO of Visit Tampa Bay. “Tampa Bay’s tourism industry is flourishing, and we look forward to keeping the momentum going as we welcome in significant citywide conventions and meetings this summer.” 

Through collaboration with over 750 partners, Visit Tampa Bay strives to bring the destination major business that contributes to Tampa Bay’s economic impact like national meetings and conventions, large-scale events, and so much more to help 51,000 people secure jobs in the hospitality industry in Hillsborough County.


The heart of Florida’s Gulf Coast beats in Tampa Bay. Visit Tampa Bay encourages adventurous travelers to unlock sun, fun and culture in Florida’s most diverse travel destination. As a not-for-profit corporation certified by Destinations International’s Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP), we work with hundreds of partners to tell the world the story of Tampa Bay. Treasure awaits.