From the Feb. 19, 2013 edition of the Billings Gazette By Lorna Thackeray Al Sargent, chairman of Hardin’s Little Bighorn Days Committee, can barely contain his enthusiasm.
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.
From the Dec. 11, 2012 edition of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle by Laura Lundquist The recession is a thing of the past if measured by Montana’s popularity with tourists. More than 10.9 million people will have visited Montana in 2012 by the year’s end, a 3.2 percent increase over 2011 totals, according to the University […]
On Tues., Oct. 23 Democrat Steve Bullock and Republican Rick Hill participated in a Governor Candidates Forum focused on tourism, the lodging tax and small business issues. If you missed the event held during the Montana Lodging and Hospitality Association’s annual conference, view the video courtesy of Missoula Community Access Television.
From the Sept. 16, 2012 edition of the Missoulian EDITORIAL BOARD: Publisher Jim McGowan, Editor Sherry Devlin, Opinion Editor Tyler Christensen Tourism has been a growing bright spot in western Montana’s economy, even as other major economic sectors – think real estate and forest-based jobs – have lagged. Recent numbers indicate that this past summer […]
From KFBB News Sept. 14, 2012 Helena legislators and candidates attended a roundtable discussion Friday morning to discuss the tourism industry.
From the Sept. 9, 2012 edition of the Missoulian by Tristan Scott The passing of Labor Day marks an end to the summer travel season in Montana, and preliminary figures released this week suggest that it was another banner year for the state’s tourism industry.
From the Sept. 9, 2012 edition of The Daily Inter Lake By Heidi Gaiser Montana made its mark in the tourism industry nationwide this summer, topping all 50 states in July with a hotel-room occupancy rate of 84 percent. Flathead Valley hotels certainly weren’t left out of the equation.
Helena, Mont. (Tues., Sept. 4, 2012) ― Labor Day weekend marked the end of the summer travel season, and preliminary figures suggest that it was a strong summer for tourism in Montana.
From the July 31, 2012 edition of the Billings Gazette Montanans are outnumbered 10 to 1 by their out-of-state visitors. That demand for hospitality is highly profitable for our sparsely populated state. Last year, nonresident travelers pumped $3.3 billion into Montana’s economy, according to the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana. […]