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Travel Counselors, Live Chats and Website Provide Updates and Status of Wildfires to Assist Visitors

HELENA, Mont. – A great majority of Montana travelers are lured by the state’s 93 million acres of spectacular unspoiled nature. Due to the state’s diverse landscape and weather, wildfires happen as a natural part of Montana’s ecology. Sometimes a fire occurs near a popular destination, but there’s no reason to let it stop you from enjoying your Montana experience.

Friday, August 18, 2017
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Made in Montana Business Leverages Tourism to Grow

Jelt Expands Distribution into Yellowstone National Park

HELENA, Mont. – An innovative small business in Bozeman is expanding its market by distributing inside Yellowstone National Park, where more than 5.5 million visitors could be potential customers.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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Horse Racing Season Continues with Targeted Ad Campaign by Department of Commerce

Marketing Campaign Aims to Bring More Visitors to Great Falls for Races

HELENA, Mont. – A digital marketing campaign by the Montana Department of Commerce is focused on bringing out-of-state visitors to Great Falls for July horse racing events.

Friday, July 21, 2017
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New Fiscal Year Brings New Funding for Department of Commerce Grants

Tourism and Business Development Programs Accepting Applications for FY18

HELENA, Mont. – July started a new fiscal year for the State of Montana, and with it a new cycle of funding for tourism and business development grants aimed at strengthening Montana’s economy through business growth and job creation.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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Video Game Developer Chooses Montana for Setting of New Release

“Far Cry 5” to take place in fictional Montana town, filmed near Poplar

Church in Poplar, Montana featured in new Far Cry 5 video game

HELENA, Mont. – The latest release of a major video game series will be set in Montana and promoted with video shot near Poplar, bringing Big Sky Country to millions of consumers worldwide.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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Governor Bullock Announces Tourism Grants for 10 Montana Communities

Awards to boost tourism through digital projects, events and infrastructure

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $226,200 in funding for development and enhancement of tourism infrastructure in 10 Montana communities.

Monday, May 15, 2017
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Horse Racing Season Opens with Targeted Ad Campaign by Department of Commerce

Marketing Campaign Aims to Bring More Visitors to Miles City for Races

HELENA, Mont. – A digital marketing campaign by the Department of Commerce is focused on bringing out-of-state visitors to Miles City for May horse racing events.

Friday, May 12, 2017
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Montana Tribal Tourism Businesses Court International Clients

HELENA, Mont. – Five tribal tourism businesses last week traveled to North Dakota to sit down with international tour operators interested in bringing more visitors from overseas to Montana’s Indian Country.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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Dinosaurs a Big Draw for Visitors to Montana

Dinosaur Trail visitation increases 15 percent

HELENA, Mont. – Dinosaurs may be Montana’s oldest tourist attraction, but they’re more popular than ever. Families across the country are building their vacations around dinosaur-themed attractions, and museums in communities across the state are welcoming them in record numbers.

Thursday, May 4, 2017
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Montana-Made Commercial Lands ‘Outstanding Location’ Nomination

"This Land is Your Land" commercial screengrab

A television ad filmed in Montana is among five nominees for the Location Managers Guild International’s outstanding locations in a commercial award.

Monday, February 27, 2017
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