Orange County’s hotel taxes receipts continue roll with record-high June

Orange County’s hotel taxes receipts continue roll with record-high June

Hotel taxes, viewed as a gauge of the tourism industry’s health in Orange County, continued a historic roll with June collections the highest ever for the month.The record-high June receipts totaled $32.3 million, the third highest one-month haul in the history of the tax, said Orange County Comptroller Phil Diamond, who released the figures Thursday.The new figures bested collections in a record-setting May by $4.3 million.June’s tally is the result of both healthy demand and higher average room rates, Diamond said in a news release.