Articles tagged “montana”

Montana Benefited From $3.2 Billion in Visitor Spending in 2017

Montana Benefited From $3.2 Billion in Visitor Spending in 2017

Associated Press

Some backstory: Montana has benefited from $580 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which improves access to fishing, hunting, and hiking sites across the state. But the Trump Administration's 2019 federal budget has proposed slashing that to less than $8 million, which might crimp Montana's recent, tourism-based economic growth.

8 months ago

New Ultra-Luxury Resort May Turn Montana Region Into the Next Jackson Hole

New Ultra-Luxury Resort May Turn Montana Region Into the Next Jackson Hole

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

If Montana's Big Sky region is indeed like "Jackson Hole 25 years ago," then this is a smart investment, especially being so close to Yellowstone National Park.

9 months ago

Montana Has More Tourists, But They’re Spending Less

Montana Has More Tourists, But They’re Spending Less

Associated Press

Translation? Less disposable income makes travelers more frugal, but doesn't always stop them from traveling.

2 years ago

Montana Towns Argue for Resort Tax Hikes

Montana Towns Argue for Resort Tax Hikes

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press

Booming traffic, or overtourism, to Montana's scenic jewels, such as Yellowstone and Glacier national parks, is stressing the small gateway towns.

2 years ago

Conflicting Marijuana Laws in U.S. States Create Conflict for Travelers

Conflicting Marijuana Laws in U.S. States Create Conflict for Travelers

Andrew Harris, Bloomberg

Like guns or any other regulated objects, travelers must think twice when crossing state lines or risk ending up in jail.

5 years ago

Montana National Park Reports Record Visitation Thanks to Local Airport Growth

Montana National Park Reports Record Visitation Thanks to Local Airport Growth

Daily Inter Lake

Consistent air service can make or break a destination. Here, the introduction of year-round service to some of the biggest U.S. hubs made it easier for visitors to get there and brought about an economic boom for local businesses.

5 years ago

Montana’s Economy Is Fueled by Its Incredible Scenery

Montana’s Economy Is Fueled by Its Incredible Scenery

Jaci Webb, Associated Press

Being beautiful has proved to be a profitable asset for Montana where its outdoors are attracting more tourists and their dollars.

5 years ago

Zip Line Tourism on Upward Trajectory in North America

Zip Line Tourism on Upward Trajectory in North America

Erik Olson, Billings Gazette

Adventure travel is big, and zip line courses offer a very different and active way to see the sites above the teeming masses. And, can you believe it? There is already a standards organization for zip lines, showing they have truly arrived.

5 years ago

Montana’s Biggest City Is Advertising in NYC for the First Time This Week

Montana’s Biggest City Is Advertising in NYC for the First Time This Week

Mike Ferguson, Billings Gazette

The Times Square ad came as part of a print marketing package, but gives the Montana city a good opportunity to test the waters of an urban market with a newfound interest in getting outdoors.

5 years ago

Montana sees new media as the way to reach the next generation of travelers

Montana sees new media as the way to reach the next generation of travelers

Eddie Gregg, Independent Record

Nice work by Montana to adapt when necessary. When you've got a big sky to play with, the sky can be the limit.

6 years ago