by Michael C. Lowe | July 28, 2010
Despite the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Pensacola, Fla., posted a 14.9 percent increase in hotel occupancy for June while lodging revenues were up by 8.5 percent, according to numbers posted by Smith Travel Research. According to tourism officials quoted in the Miami Herald, those boosts are coming thanks to BP workers, government officials and media crews, as well as a June 15 visit by President Obama.