According to a Smith Travel Research survey,Â Orlandoâ€™s hotel room occupancy levels rose last week, posting the second largest year-over-year increase of the nationâ€™s top 25 lodging markets.
Orlando area occupancy increased 14.7 % during the weekÂ for January. 3 2009, compared to the same week a year earlier. Nationally, occupancy dropped 0.5 % says the report.
Orlando revenue per room, a key measure of hotel industry performance, also rose 11.2 %. The report notes that room revenue decreased 3.6 % nationally.
The San Francisco bay areaÂ was the only market to surpass Orlandoâ€™s weekly performance, with a 17.5 %increase in occupancy and a 12.4 % increase in revenue per room. So perhaps the magic of The Mouse will save us all yet.