The impact of non-resident travel has been researched by the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research (ITRR) at the University of Montana since 1987. Additionally, the U.S. Travel Association measures the impact of tourism in each state, and the National Park Service measures visitor statistics and the economic impact of Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park on local communities.
In 2021, Montana’s over 12.5 million non-resident visitors:
|2019 Nonresident Travel Economic Impacts & Expenditures||2019 Economic Contribution of Nonresident Travel Spending – Regions & Counties|
|MT Trends: Consumer Confidence: Expectations for Income, Travel and Recreation||Power of Travel: U.S. Travel Industry Impact 2018|
|Economic Impact of the US Hotel Industry||Customize Your Own Montana Tourism Report|
|Resident Travel in Montana||National Park Visitor Statistics|
|Montana Tourism Trends and Forecasting||Montana Lodging Tax Collections by State, Region, CVB and County|