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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
From the April 07, 2013 edition of the Helena Independent Record By Eddie Gregg The way — and amount — Big Sky Country markets itself to potential visitors has changed a lot in 25 years.
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.
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.