Butte America hosted the summer Tourism Advisory Council meeting June 6 and 7 at the historic Finlen Hotel. Tourism and marketing leaders from across the state shared their vision and plans to attract new visitors to their area to be approved by the governor appointed board.
The Tourism Advisory Council is mandated in Montana statute to ensure that at least 12 members from the private sector travel industry and representative from Indian tribal governments oversee distribution of funds to regional nonprofit tourism corporations and to nonprofit convention and visitors bureaus. Montana has 6 Regions and 18 CVB’s. (See map below)
TAC also is charged to advise the department of commerce relative to tourism promotion and advise the governor on significant matters relative to Montana’s travel industry. Other important functions involve approving travel research programs, promote public history museums and determine allowable expenses to be covered by state bed tax collections.