Just how well is Montana’s tourism industry doing in the middle of a year replete with economic uncertainty?
Gas prices steadily climbing toward $4 a gallon may mean that the 10.5 million or more tourists expected to visit Montana this year will spend less on souvenirs and restaurants and book cheaper hotels.
CODY, Wyo. — Advance reservations for summer and fall lodging in Yellowstone National Park are slightly ahead of last season, although spring looks to be starting a little slower.
CASPER, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park, the biggest bear in the woods in terms of state tourism, had a record year in 2010 with more than 3.6 million recreational visitors.