Montana Re-Opening Resources

Montana Re-Opening Resources

Phased Approach

With the success Montana had with slowing the spread, plans are being developed to begin the process of recovery. Restrictions are being relaxed in a thoughtful, careful and measurable way to ensure safety while not adding extra expense for businesses needing to re-close once open. Starting June 1, Montana will move to Phase 2 in re-opening for business, including removing the non-resident 14 day quarantine order.

COVID-19 Update – Tourism Industry for Montana

As a leading industry in Montana, non-resident tourism supports 59,380 local jobs, adds over $3.7 billion to the economy annually, and contributes to the preservation of historical, cultural and recreational treasures.

The team at Voices of Montana Tourism recognize that with the short term disruption to travel, our stakeholders are facing unprecedented and uncertain times.  We view our role as more critical than ever to accurately and honestly tell the story of tourism for Montana’s main streets as we weather this storm.  It will not be easy, we will all be adjusting our operations, but we will be there for the time when we can travel again.  We all know your community, our state and our nation will recover.  Our efforts are to create the fastest, steepest and most sustainable economic recovery to travel with smart policy and industry collaboration.

Voices of Montana Tourism exists to educate audiences on the importance of tourism promotion funding—which comes from a lodging tax paid by overnight guests.  In a competitive marketplace, travelers have many options.

While tourism promotion is responsible for bringing a significant portion of visitors to the state each year, its value is underestimated by some state leaders. That’s why we’re bringing the many voices of Montana tourism together to raise greater awareness of tourism’s value to our state. We want to ensure the future health of tourism so that our state can continue to enjoy the jobs, revenues and benefits afforded by non-resident travel.

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