A recent study by the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana found that cycle tourists spend about $79 per day, compared to $58.24 in daily expenditures for non-resident travelers who arrived by car or other means.
If Cal Kunkel were playing baccarat in Las Vegas, instead of building apartments in Billings, he’d definitely be a high roller.
Nearly 90 percent of unsolicited comments submitted by visitors to the state gave Montana positive reviews, making special note of the state’s open space and the friendliness of its residents.
WHITEFISH – More tourists flocked to Montana in 2012 than in any previous year in state history, according to recent research from the University of Montana, while the amount of money out-of-state visitors spent was also unprecedented.
Most of the 10-million-plus visitors to Montana will arrive after our snow is gone. But Montana businesses and tourism organizations want Montanans to start thinking now about how important the travel industry is to our state.
Montana’s hunting outfitters suffered through a strange year after a hike in nonresident license fees and changes in the type of nonresident licenses available.
CODY, Wyo. — Friends of the Beartooth All American Road has asked a University of Montana research group to conduct a study of the economic benefits the highway brings to surrounding communities.
Driven by record visitation at Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, Montana’s tourism industry appears to have had a strong summer, even with lingering effects of the worst economic recession since the Great Depression.