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.

Tourism Industry Sees Uptick in 2013

From the Feb. 19, 2013 edition of the Billings Gazette by Lorna Thackeray Peter Christ, co-owner of Bridge Creek Backcountry Kitchen and Wine Bar, plans to staff his Red Lodge restaurant for a big summer.

Flathead Valley Growth Driven by Tourism, Recreation

From the Dec. 16, 2012 edition of the Missoulian by Tristan Scott Even as much of rural America struggles with economic decline, the Flathead Valley is growing and vibrant, its pristine natural resources, open spaces and quality of life paying off in tangible economic benefits.