Great Falls Tourism Business Education Roundtable – October 4

Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Hotel Arvon – Dark Horse Hall 16 1st Ave. S. Great Falls, MT  59401 You are cordially invited to a lunch forum to discuss and learn more about our state’s tourism industry with Central Montana and Great Falls businesses and leaders. Lunch service will begin promptly at 12:00 […]

Billings Tourism Business Education Roundtable – October 17

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Northern Hotel 19 N Broadway Billings, MT  59101 You are cordially invited to a lunch forum to discuss and learn more about our state’s tourism industry with Southeast Montana and Billings businesses and leaders. Lunch service will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m., doors open at 11:30 a.m.  We hope […]

Bozeman Tourism Business Education Roundtable – October 30

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Best Western Plus Grantree Inn 1325 N. 7th Ave. Bozeman, MT  59715 You are cordially invited to a lunch forum to discuss and learn more about our state’s tourism industry with Yellowstone Country and Bozeman businesses and leaders. Lunch service will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m., doors open […]

Resident Travel Report Released

Contact: Norma Nickerson, director, UM Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research, 406-243-2328, norma.nickerson@umontana.edu; Jeremy Sage, assistant director, 406-243-5552, Jeremy.sage@umontana.edu; Kara Grau or Megan Schultz, 406-243-5685.   Montanan’s DO travel in Montana and spend money   MISSOULA – Montana residents took over 13.5 million day trips and 4 million overnight trips for leisure, business, or other […]

Guest view: We’re lucky to live in a popular destination for tourists

Guest view: We’re lucky to live in a popular destination for tourists May 6-12, 2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the 1983 congressional resolution that established National Travel and Tourism Week. This is a week to reflect on the contributions and accomplishments of the travel community and celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, […]

Agritourism Manual Now Available

AERO is thrilled to announce the release of Montana’s first guide to agritourism, Developing Montana’s Agritourism: A Resource Manual. The Manual was developed by AERO staff with the support of the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program, and the Agritourism Working Group of the Montana Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, MSU Extension, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Food […]

Flathead Business Education Roundtable – Kalispell Sept. 11

Register Here Date and Time Tue, September 11, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MDT Add to Calendar Location Hilton Garden Inn 1840 Highway 93 South Kalispell, MT 59901 Description You are cordially invited to a lunch forum to discuss and learn more about our state’s tourism industry with Glacier Country and Flathead Valley businesses […]

Tourism Grants Announced in 27 Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, January 19, 2018   CONTACTS: Ronja Abel, Communications Director, Governor’s Office, (406) 444-9725 Marissa Perry, Press Secretary, Governor’s Office, (406) 444-4514 Daniel Iverson, Communications Manager, Department of Commerce, (406) 841-2893   Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Strengthen Tourism in 27 Communities   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $750,000 in […]

Year in Review for Montana Tourism Industry

Year in Review for Montana Tourism Industry HELENA, MT – Tourism is a leading industry in Montana and continued its strong economic performance in 2017 supporting over 53,000 jobs.  Tourism provides jobs in lodging, restaurants, retail and many indirect positions supporting real estate, construction, architecture and banking.  Non-resident visitors spent $3.3 billion according to the […]