MIAMI (AP) - The BCS National Championship Game was a winner for the Miami-Dade hospitality industry.
The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/15SCo37 ) reports hotels across the county were 82.5 percent full in January, representing a 4.7 percentage point increase over 2012. Data from Smith Travel Research found rates jumped more than 12 percent to an average of $211 a night.
The news was good for neighboring Broward and Monroe counties as well.
The newspaper reports that Broward County hotel occupancy increased one percentage point to 80.1 percent with average room rates of $141 a night. The research shows the increase was about 6 percent higher than in 2012.
In the Florida Keys, hotels were 79.2 percent full in January, showing an increase of nearly 5 percentage points. Rates were $225.42, up more than 7 percent.
Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com
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