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Tourism industry sees uptick in 2013

Tourism industry sees uptick in 2013

Peter Christ, co-owner of Bridge Creek Backcountry Kitchen and Wine Bar, plans to staff his Red Lodge restaurant for a big summer.

February 19, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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'Bakken bump' in tourism felt across region

Every aspect of Eastern Montana’s economy feels the force of the Bakken energy boom, including the hospitality and tourism industry.

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Montana tourism good across the board in 2012

Montana tourism good across the board in 2012

Al Sargent, chairman of Hardin’s Little Bighorn Days Committee, can barely contain his enthusiasm.

February 19, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Tourism in the region off to a good start this summer

Tourism in the region off to a good start this summer

Just how well is Montana’s tourism industry doing in the middle of a year replete with economic uncertainty?

July 29, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Bed tax is 25 years old

Before the year is out, tourism experts say, 10.5 million out-of-state visitors will journey to or through Montana, dropping somewhere in the neighborhood of $3 billion. About 2 million of those visitors will hit Billings and about half of them will spend a night here, according to a study c…

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Tourists adjusting to high gas prices, analysts say

Tourists adjusting to high gas prices, analysts say

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.

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Against the odds, Montana has good tourist season

It almost defies logic.

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Weather dampened tourist season's start

Weather dampened tourist season's start

The first half of Montana’s 2011 tourism season reflected the general misery of a spring gone miserably awry.

July 19, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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Tourism expectations high for July, August

Tourism expectations high for July, August

When summer weather finally arrived in late June, it took a few days before weather-weary Montanans could trust that their travel plans would not be spoiled by cool temperatures and soggy campgrounds.

July 19, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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Gas prices the only wild card in tourism forecast

Gas prices already escalating toward summer highs between $3.50 and $4 a gallon in Montana are the great unknown in an otherwise optimistic summer tourism forecast.

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Tourist industry optimistic about summer

Tourist industry optimistic about summer

All indications but one — rapidly rising gasoline prices — bode well for a resurgence of Montana's tourism industry in 2011.

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