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Glacier National Park visitors add $179 million to Montana economy

Glacier National Park visitors add $179 million to Montana economy

Last year, 2.2 million people visited Glacier National Park and they spent nearly $179 million in the area, according to a new National Park Service report. That spending supported 2,824 jobs in the area. Of the total visitors, 2,075,000 were non-local tourists.

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New resources for Lewis & Clark trail tourists

HELENA — Montana residents and visitors have new ways to find out information about the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail.

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Yellowstone visit numbers up in June

Yellowstone visit numbers up in June

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Yellowstone National Park saw its visitation numbers increase more than 7 percent for the month of June, compared to a year ago.

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Applications open for tourism-related tax-fund grants

The Montana Department of Commerce has $500,000 in state accommodations tax funds available for tourism-related facility improvement projects through the Montana Office of Tourism’s 2014 Tourism Infrastructure Investment Program.

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Travel and Leisure: Women face special issues when traveling

Now more than ever, women are striking out and traveling by themselves both for business and pleasure. And, although their reasons for traveling are similar to their male counterparts, women traveling alone have very different needs and concerns. From safety issues to cultural variations, wo…

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From the Editor: Maybe you didn't think about this Montana industry as an export

One of the most important Made in Montana exports doesn’t involve loading commodities on trains, jumbo jets or pipelines. In fact, this product is consumed without ever leaving the state.

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Wyoming town making bid for Chinese tourists

JACKSON, Wyo. — A company that publishes a Mandarin-language visitors guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks is offering tips to Jackson businesses for marketing to Chinese tourists.

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Yellowstone visitation up so far this year

Yellowstone visitation up so far this year

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Visitation to Yellowstone National Park for the month of May and for the first five months of this year has risen almost 6 percent compared to 2013.

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Montana's outdoors needs a champion: How about you, tourism industry?

Montana's outdoors needs a champion: How about you, tourism industry?

As someone who loves Montana’s wide-open spaces, it’s easy to get depressed. Whether it’s chopped up landscapes or underfunding for parks, it seems we lose a little more of the great outdoors each day. How is this possible? How is it we live in a state where the outdoors is our cultural foun…

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72,400 people visited Yellowstone this winter

72,400 people visited Yellowstone this winter

JACKSON, Wyo. — The number of tourists who visited Yellowstone and Grand Teton this past winter was comparable to the number of visitors the winter before.

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Parks to Congress: We bring jobs and money to Wyoming

Parks to Congress: We bring jobs and money to Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. -- Wyoming’s national parks and monuments create thousands of jobs and generate more than $700 million in tourism spending in Wyoming, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service.

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Report: Visitors spent $400 million in Yellowstone

Report: Visitors spent $400 million in Yellowstone

Federal officials say 10.5 million people visited National Park Service sites in Montana and Wyoming in 2012 and spent more than $1.1 billion.

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Empire Builder

Empire Builder

Because of increased rail traffic and a severe winter season, BNSF Railway rerouted the westbound Empire Builder line to bypass Grand Forks, Devils Lake and Rugby, N.D.  That meant passengers were bused to and from Fargo and Minot. Operations are to resume normally beginning on Saturday.

February 28, 2014 7:48 pm
Glacier National Park sees fourth busiest year

Glacier National Park sees fourth busiest year

KALISPELL — Glacier National Park had its fourth busiest year in 2013.

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Missoula will see stable, subtle growth

Missoula will see stable, subtle growth

MISSOULA – Missoulians can expect more of the same when it comes to the 2014 economy, subtle growth.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Branson, at 100, thrives as a major tourist attraction

Branson, at 100, thrives as a major tourist attraction

A couple from St. Joseph, Missouri, and their family members from Monterrey, Mexico, take the zip ride 700 feet to the ground at Shepherd of the Hills, home of Inspiration Tower in Branson, Mo. The city celebrates its 100th birthday this year.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am
Branson tornado

Branson tornado

Kris Simmons of Zeeland, Mich., takes a photo of what was the Blue Bayou Motor Inn, which was destroyed by a tornado.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am
Branson

Branson

Cars cruise the main strip in Branson, Mo., which celebrates its 100th birthday this year.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am
Inspiration Tower

Inspiration Tower

Scott and Mary Beth Haney, on vacation from White Water, Wis., take a photo inside Inspiration Tower in Branson, Mo.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am
Branson Centennial Museum

Branson Centennial Museum

A man cleans the glass doors of the Branson Centennial Museum.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am

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