Tourism Advisory Council – October 3-4, 2023 -Anaconda

TOURISM ADVISORY COUNCIL The Governor-appointed Tourism Advisory Council (TAC) oversees the distribution of the Lodging Facility Use Tax (“bed tax”) to Montana’s tourism regions and convention and visitor bureaus, advises the Department of Commerce relative to tourism promotion, and fulfills other functions as defined by MCA 2-15-1816 General information on TAC along with minutes, agendas and […]

Montana Outdoor Recreation Summit, October 11-13, 2023 – Butte

THE MONTANA OUTDOOR RECREATION SUMMIT IS BACK AND IT’S COMING TO BUTTE!   The Montana Outdoor Recreation Summit is back in 2023! Co-hosted by the University of Montana’s Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research (ITRR), W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, and Montana Access Project, this 2+ day event is dedicated to exploring the […]

MT Lodging & Hospitality Annual Meeting, Oct. 24-26 – Fairmont Hot Springs

Join industry professionals and key vendors and partners for the hospitality industry’s premiere event. The 2022 MLHA Annual Conference will be held at the Northern Hotel in Billings October 25-27! Registration Information will be release during the Summer of 2022. ​We look forward to your participation.  

National Plan for Vacation Day, Jan. 30, 2024

Plan ahead and make it happen! National Plan for Vacation Day, celebrated on the last Tuesday of January, is a day to encourage Americans to plan their time off. National Plan for Vacation Day (NPVD) is celebrated annually on the last Tuesday in January. It is a day to encourage Americans to plan their vacation […]

68th Montana Legislative Session, Jan-April, 2023

Legislative Resources Montana’s citizen legislature will convene January 2023, follow along with these resources to follow and respond to issues critical to travel and tourism for Montana. Montana Travel Association Tourism Matters to Montana Montana Lodging and Hospitality Association   Montana Legislative Services Division   ELECTIONS & VOTER SERVICES The Elections Division is a highly engaged […]

Guest View – Tourism Benefits Montana

Tourism Benefits Montana Response Op Ed Published in Missoulian, Dec. 23, 2022   I was dismayed to read the eloquent, yet misguided editorial by George Ochenski titled Time to stop promoting Montana this week while visiting Eastern Montana to listen and learn about the challenges facing many rural communities.    I’m reminded when I travel […]

Montana Chamber of Commerce – Convergence, May 11-12

INAUGURAL CONVERGENCE A CELEBRATION FOR NATIONAL TRAVEL & TOURISM WEEK To recognize Tourism as one of our state’s leading industries, the Montana Chamber of Commerce will celebrate #NTTW, and tourism’s intersection with the film and outdoor recreation industries as vehicles to harness the power of place, #TheLastBestPlace, as an economic driver at our Inaugural ‘Convergence” event […]

Advocates Pushing for more tourism promotion in Eastern MT

Story appeared at KTVQ, Billings Q2, October 26, 2022 View video and story here. Tourism has come back better in Montana than the rest of the country, according to Montana Lodging and Hospitality Association (MLHA). The association wants to make sure the Legislature allocates enough of the bed tax money to go toward marketing Billings […]

National Travel & Tourism Week, May 7-13, 2023

May 7-13, 2023 National Travel and Tourism Week Nationwide, United States VIEW OUR RECAP BOOK Image Established in 1983, National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition to celebrate the U.S. travel community. This year’s theme focused on the #FutureOfTravel and our industry’s role in fostering vibrant communities, driving innovation, facilitating recovery and powering […]

2022 Business Days with Montana Chamber of Commerce, Helena, Jan 12-13, 2022

Montana Chamber of Commerce Business Days at the Capitol brings together business leaders and government officials to talk face-to-face and participate in a variety of educational and networking events.  A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel. To reserve your room, call (406) 457-5500 and ask for the Montana Chamber […]