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Study: Cycle tourists contribute to local economy

Study: Cycle tourists contribute to local economy

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.

May 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Montana's economy sees stronger growth in 2013

Montana's economy sees stronger growth in 2013

If Cal Kunkel were playing baccarat in Las Vegas, instead of building apartments in Billings, he’d definitely be a high roller.

December 22, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Almost 90 percent of nonresident visitors give Montana a good review

Almost 90 percent of nonresident visitors give Montana a good review

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.

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Record number of tourists, spending in Montana in 2012

Record number of tourists, spending in Montana in 2012

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.

April 21, 2013 11:05 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Tourism investment pays off big for Montana

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.

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Hunting outfitters gather in Billings after tough fall season

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.

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Beartooth Highway supporters turn to UM for economic study

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.

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Tourism ‘coming back’

Tourism ‘coming back’

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.

October 15, 2010 12:15 am Photos

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