Advance bookings for Orlando hotels over the Fourth of July weekend are nearly 6% ahead of the same time last year, and Orlando International Airport is also estimating a 4.2% increase in passenger volume. Falling on a Thursday, the holiday kickstarts the weekend a day early and is supporting strong booking levels Friday and Saturday nights.

Tourist Development Tax collections for Orange County rose 4.7% in May, compared to the same month last year. The county recorded $22.6 million from the tax, which is charged to overnight visitors.