Editorial: Western Montana Boasts Strong Tourist Season
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 […]
Tourism Discussed at Roundtable
From KFBB News Sept. 14, 2012 Helena legislators and candidates attended a roundtable discussion Friday morning to discuss the tourism industry.
Montana’s Summer Travel Season Ends Again on High Note
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.
Flathead Lodging Industry Reports Solid Summer Season
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.
Montana Tourism Businesses Wrap Up Successful Summer Season
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.
Billings Gazette Opinion: Montana Richer for Welcoming 10.5 Million Visitors
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. […]
Bed Tax is 25 Years Old
From the July 29, 2012 edition of the Billings Gazette by Lorna Thackeray Before the year is out, tourism experts say, 10.5 million out-of-state visitors will journey to or through Montana, dropping somewhere in the neighborhood of $3 billion.
Yellowstone Gateway Businesses Join Effort to Highlight Montana Tourism Industry
Published May 15, 2012 on YellowstoneGate.com by Ruffin Prevost As Memorial Day approaches, and with it the start of the summer travel season, members of Montana’s tourism industry around Yellowstone National Park are pushing to make sure legislators are aware of their economic clout.
Tourism Lesson Taught in Bigfork
Aired on KAJ on May 8, 2012 A pair of Montana state senators are touring Flathead Valley businesses that cash in big during the summer season in an effort to beef up tourism throughout the state. Llew Jones and Bruce Tutvedt stopped by the Marina Cay resort in Bigfork on Tuesday to learn more about […]
Local Lawmakers on the Front Lines of the Tourism Industry for Tourism Works Day
Aired on KULR May 8, 2012 Tourism brings about $2.8 billion to Montana every year. Tuesday, on Montana’s Tourism Works Day, local lawmakers got busy on the front lines of the tourism industry. State Senator Gary Branae helped serve lunch at a brunch recognizing volunteers with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. He was one of […]