BOSTON-The state’s lodging industry reported that occupancy rates were up 3.2% in June and July despite the closing of a key Boston tunnel that caused major traffic tie-ups in sections of the city.

The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism said occupancy rates were flat nationally, but the state’s hospitality industry reported solid growth with per room revenue rates up 13.6 % for the period, almost double the national total. For the first six months of the year, the Massachusetts lodging industry recorded a 14.2% increase in revenue, well above the national average of 8.8% for the period, the state agency said.

The study also found that travelers generated more than $133.5 million in state room occupancy tax collections during fiscal 2005, an increase of more than 11% over the same period in 2004. A tourism office official said traffic problems caused by the July tunnel collapse that killed a Jamaica Plain woman did not have any apparent effect on the state or region’s tourism business.

A separate study conducted by the International Council of Cruise Lines also found that spending by cruise lines in Massachusetts jumped 35% last year. That puts the state in ninth place among all 50 states for overall cruise industry business.

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