Tourism by the Numbers for 2013

Wondering how non-resident tourism to Montana performed in 2013?  We did very well!! Here’s a snapshot: Montana Tourism by the Numbers for 2013   For more info on tourism’s performance in 2013, check out ITRR’s press release published March 12, 2014, “More Than 11 Million Nonresidents Visited Montana in 2013, Spent $3.6 Billion”

Gov. Bullock releases business plan for Montana, tourism a prominent part

  Wondering what the latest news is for tourism in Montana? Check out our latest industry update for April 2014. In this edition, we include information on the recent report from the Main Street Montana Project that highlights tourism’s prominent role in our state’s first ever business plan. Also check out info for this year’s […]

2014 National Travel and Tourism Week, May 3-11

This year’s National Travel and Tourism Week, May 3 – 11, is an annual salute to travel and tourism in America. Always the first full week of May, the observance was established by a Congressional joint resolution in 1983 and first celebrated in 1984. Media Contact: Mike Garcia, info@voicesoftourism.com; 406-431-7814 To read more about this annual observance and […]

Industry e-update for March 2014

Check out the Voices of MT Tourism industry e-update for March 2014. The latest numbers are in and 2013 was a very good year for Montana tourism! Read about the power of Chinese social media and learn how to get started. Time is running out to register for the Governor’s Conference on Tourism, April 13-15, in […]

Tourism industry addresses concerns of government shutdown’s impact on Montana’s economy

Voices of Montana Tourism recently addressed concerns over the economic impact of the closures of our parks, wildlife refuges and other federal lands as a result of the goverment shutdown with the below letter to Montana’s congressional representatives. If you would like to share your feedback with Montana leaders, please contact Senator Baucus, Senator Tester […]

Montana tourism completes another successful summer season

Helena, Mont. (Wed., Sept. 4, 2013) – Labor Day weekend has marked the end of another successful summer travel season in Montana and indications are that 2013 may very well surpass the record-breaking 2012 season. According to Smith Travel Research, Inc., Montana hotel occupancy exceeded the national average in June and July for the second […]

Guest Opinion: Changing Conversation About Montana’s Tourism Industry

From the May 21, 2013 edition of the Missoulian Guest column by SANDRA JOHNSON-THARES, MIKE SCHOLZ and RACENE FRIEDE If 2013 is like last year, Montanans can expect to welcome more than 5 million travelers this summer and close to 11 million throughout the full year. This is great news for thousands of small businesses […]

Tester Hosts Workshop On Tourism

From ABC Fox Montana May 17, 2013 On May 17, Senator Jon Tester hosted his 13th Annual Small Business Workshop in Bozeman. The focus was tourism in the state.

Tester Business Workshop Focuses on Tourism

From the May 18, 2013 edition of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle By Laura Lundquist Tourism may still play second fiddle to agriculture as Montana’s leading industry, but not for long if some of Montana’s small business owners have their say.