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Why not in Polson?

Why not in Polson?

POLSON — At the north end of Flathead Lake sits Bigfork, and its main drag — Electric Avenue — is packed with tourist-driven art galleries, gift shops, restaurants and a summer theater.

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Kalispell sees faster growth than the rest of northwestern Montana

Kalispell sees faster growth than the rest of northwestern Montana

KALISPELL — There are two economic forecasts for the northwest corner of Montana — one for Flathead County, which remains one of the state’s fastest growing, and one for everywhere else.

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It's Montana's time for tourism

It's Montana's time for tourism

MISSOULA — If you could get every person on earth to spend just 50 cents in Montana once a year, you would pump more than $3.5 billion into the state’s economy.

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Chamber News: Chamber turns to Charlie and Gus to help bring tourists to town

Chamber News: Chamber turns to Charlie and Gus to help bring tourists to town

Tourism is an industry in Billings that, despite its economic impact, is often not considered one of our community’s heavy hitters. Energy — yes. Health care — yes. Agriculture — yes. But with more than $250 million a year flooding into Billings from visitors, the industry is one to take ser…

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For small ski areas, summer is often busier than winter

For small ski areas, summer is often busier than winter

CASPER, Wyo. — Before snowboarders shred down hills, before skiers jump off cliffs, and before hot chocolate fills cups in lodges, ski area managers are working.

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Made-for-banquet Polson video finds 'love' on social media

Made-for-banquet Polson video finds 'love' on social media

POLSON – They love it – even some of the ones who aren’t sure whether they do.

November 19, 2014 6:31 am Photos

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New Montana tourism slogan encourages potential visitors not to wait

New Montana tourism slogan encourages potential visitors not to wait

MISSOULA — Montana is counting on two words to lure tourists into the state starting this winter.

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Yellowstone reports record number of visitors

Yellowstone reports record number of visitors

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Yellowstone National Park is reporting a record high number of visitors in October.

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2nd scenic flight firm offers tours of Tetons

2nd scenic flight firm offers tours of Tetons

JACKSON, Wyo. — A second commercial operation has been permitted to conduct scenic air tours based out of the Jackson Hole Airport in Grand Teton National Park.

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Wyoming hired firms to market tourism

Wyoming hired firms to market tourism

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Office of Tourism has hired an Ohio public relations agency to help promote the state's tourism industry.

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Jackson businesses report more summer crowds

JACKSON, Wyo. — Some business leaders and owners in the Wyoming tourist area of Jackson Hole report increased visitors this past summer.

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State's tourism continues rebound

State's tourism continues rebound

BUTTE — Tourism across the state of Montana continued its rebound since the recession, said representatives at a tourism conference on Tuesday in Butte.

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Travel and Leisure: Your smart phone will be your best traveling companion

What’s next in corporate travel technology? Your smart phone is your hotel room key? Yes, it’s on its way and in some cases, already here.

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Germany old map

Germany old map

Maps are a curious--and sometimes colorful--piece of school-inspired décor.

August 24, 2014 2:56 pm
Glacier park saw a record number of visitors in July

Glacier park saw a record number of visitors in July

KALISPELL — National Park Service officials say this July was the busiest that Glacier National Park has ever seen.

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Jackson, Teton County back strict rental ban

JACKSON, Wyo. — Homeowners in most parts of Teton County will no longer be allowed to rent out their properties for short-term visitors.

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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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