4th of July should be big weekend for Montana tourism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   4th of July should be big weekend for Montana tourism   HELENA, MT – Nearly 42 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day weekend, July 1-5. That’s the most since 2007. This according to the latest news from AAA which attributes the increase to rising […]

State of Film in Montana: 2014 economic impact study released

The Department of Commerce recently released an economic impact study on the state of the film industry in Montana.  Some of the report’s key findings: 1. In just six short years since the Montana Film Office committed to marketing Montana as a production-friendly, business savvy shooting location more than $103 million dollars in production expenditures and tourism […]

ITRR releases preliminary report for 2014

Last year was another strong one for tourism in Montana according to preliminary 2014 numbers gathered by the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana. Nearly 11 million nonresidents visited Montana and spent more than $3.9 billion in the Treasure State in 2014.  Other highlights from the report include: – Non-resident […]

Our Research webpage has been updated!

For the latest information and research on the economic impact of the Montana tourism industry, check out the recently updated Voices Research webpage: https://www.voicesoftourism.com/research/

Tourism among top Montana exports for 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: info@voicesoftourism.com; 406-431-7814   TOURISM AMONG TOP MONTANA EXPORTS FOR 2013 BOZEMAN, MT – The state released the 2013 Commodity Export Summary, May 29, at the annual Manufacturing and International Trade Day and tourism can be rated as a top state export. The University of Montana’s Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research estimates […]

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 […]