Rolex 24 at Daytona fails to raise community lodge occupancy due to COVID

DAYTONA Beach front — With confined attendance at Daytona Intercontinental Speedway due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Rolex 24 At Daytona unsuccessful to produce the regular enhance in occupancy and prices, in accordance to numerous Volusia County hoteliers.

Cars race to the finish line on Sunday during the closing laps of the Rolex 24 At Daytona at Daytona International Speedway. Due to limited attendance at the track because of the coronavirus pandemic, many Volusia County hoteliers reported that occupancy tied to the race was down over the weekend.

“It was entirely down, absolutely nothing that as opposed with previous decades,” mentioned Bob Davis, president and CEO of the Lodging & Hospitality Affiliation of Volusia County. “As far as the race, as envisioned, there was a limited volume of people in the stands, so we were being down significantly in rooms.”

This past weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona, which hosted around 40,000 spectators last year, was held with limited followers in the grandstands and infield, and with COVID-19 health protocols in place. 

Enthusiasts in the infield ended up authorized into the FanZone, but pit highway, the garage and paddock locations were all closed.