Tourism Advisory Council Meeting June 14-15, 2021

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Made in Montana Tradeshow, Sept. 10-11, 2021

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MADE IN MONTANA TRADESHOW FOR FOOD & GIFTS

September 10 – 11, 2021

Health and safety guidelines necessary to keep our members and staff safe, including social distancing and limits on large gatherings, factor into planning the 2021 Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food and Gifts, tentatively scheduled for September 10, 11 2021 in Helena.

The 2021 Tradeshow may look a little different this year as we balance CDC, Montana, and Lewis and Clark County guidelines.  The 2021 Tradeshow floor plan will optimize social distancing and reflect safety measures. We look forward to hosting a great show in September.

The Tradeshow is located annually at the Lewis & Clark County Exhibit Hall, 98 West Custer Avenue, Helena, MT.

Exhibitor Online Registration Available May 19 2021

Buyer Registration Available in July, 2021

Looking for great products to stock your retail store before summer?  Qualified buyers can browse the Wholesale Directory of Made in Montana products and contact producers directly.

Bannack State Park Living History Weekend, Sept. 16-19, 2021

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LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND

Sep 16, 2021 10:00 AM

Sep 19, 2021 5:00 PM

Bannack State Park

Relive the excitement of the Gold Rush era in Montana at our annual Living History Weekend at Bannack State Park.

Come out for this unique four-day event from Thursday, September 16th to Sunday, September 19th. Living History activities start daily at 10am and wrap up around 5pm. You won’t want to miss this window into Montana’s past.

Tourism Advisory Council, October 4, 2021

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https://marketmt.com/TourismAdvisoryCouncil

 

MT Lodging & Hospitality Fall Meeting, Oct 17-20, 2021 – Whitefish

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Join industry professionals and key vendors and partners for the hospitality industry’s premiere event.

2021 Fall Tourism Conference & Trade Show
Grouse Mountain Lodge &
The Lodge at Whitefish Lake
October 17-20

 

http://www.mtlha.com/

National Plan for Vacation Day, January 25, 2022

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National Plan for Vacation Day, celebrated on the last Tuesday of January, is a day to encourage Americans to plan their time off.

Thanks for celebrating National Plan for Vacation Day! Happily, inspiring vacation planning doesn’t begin and end on on January 28. It’s something that can be done throughout the year. If you haven’t already, use the Vacation Planning Tool to map out your days.

National Travel & Tourism Week – May 1-7, 2022

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Save-the-Date: May 2 – 8, 2021!

National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the U.S. travel community. It’s a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being.

Election Day – November 3

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Helena Legislator Education Forum Webinar

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Value of Tourism for Helena and Montana – Event October 16, 2020

Jobs, Community, Economy – Tourism is a leading industry for Montana strengthening small businesses and supporting thousands of jobs. While Covid19 has been a great disrupter for the global economy, now is the time to consider how tourism will be part of Montana’s story of recovery.

By understanding the past, we can steer our path to the future. While we’ll adapt to a new world, future opportunities will present themselves and we want to be ready for them with the right partners in place.

In other years, Voices of Montana Tourism would host a legislative candidate lunch with a panel of business leaders to provide education on tourism. By moving to this online format, we want to offer our candidates a forum to share their perspective. All pre-registered candidates will have an opportunity to speak and respond to questions. The webinar will be open to Helena voters, businesses and tourism stakeholders.

Voices of Montana Tourism is an independent non-profit that provides education and does not advocate for political candidates, legislation or policy.

 

Agenda:

  • Introduction by Dax Schieffer, Director of Voices of Montana Tourism
  • The role of Destination Marketing Organizations for Montana communities, Sara Bannon, Executive Director of Southwest Montana
  • Telling the local story, Mike Mergenthaler, Helena CVB
  • Partnerships in promoting Helena, Andrea Opitz, Executive Director Helena Tourism Alliance
  • Legislator panel questions as presented by Stuart Doggett, Executive Director of Montana Lodging & Hospitality Association
  • Legislator candidate panel responses
  • Facilitate question and answers for panelists
  • Adjourn by 1 p.m.

Resources and presentations:

Event Page with Videos and Resources

Value of Tourism for Helena and Montana

Role of DMO – Southwest Montana

Local Impact – Visit Helena – TBID

Local Impact – Helena CVB

Contacts:

Dax Schieffer – dax@voicesoftourism.com

Andrea Opitz – AOpitz@helenamt.com

Mike Mergenthaler – mmergenthaler@helenachamber.com

Sarah Bannon – info@southwestmt.com

Stuart Doggett – stuart@montana.com

Billings Legislator Education Forum Webinar

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Value of Tourism for Billings and Montana – Event Thursday, October 15

Jobs, Community, Economy – Tourism is a leading industry for Montana strengthening small businesses and supporting thousands of jobs. While Covid19 has been a great disrupter for the global economy, now is the time to consider how tourism will be part of Montana’s story of recovery.

By understanding the past, we can steer our path to the future. While we’ll adapt to a new world, future opportunities will present themselves and we want to be ready for them with the right partners in place.

In other years, Voices of Montana Tourism would host a legislative candidate lunch with a panel of business leaders to provide education on tourism. By moving to this online format, we want to offer our candidates a forum to share their perspective. All pre-registered candidates will have an opportunity to speak and respond to questions. The webinar will be open to Billings voters, businesses and tourism stakeholders.

Voices of Montana Tourism is an independent non-profit that provides education and does not advocate for political candidates, legislation or policy.

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Agenda:

  • Introduction by Dax Schieffer, Director of Voices of Montana Tourism
  • The role of Destination Marketing Organizations for Montana communities, Brenda Maas, Visit Southeast Montana
  • Local perspective and tools to promote Billings, Alex Tyson, Executive Director of Visit Billings
  • Legislator panel questions as presented by Stuart Doggett, Executive Director of Montana Lodging & Hospitality Association
  • Legislator candidate panel responses
  • Facilitate question and answers for panelists
  • Adjourn by 1 p.m.

Resources and presentations:

Event Page with Videos and Resources

Value of Tourism for Billings and Montana

Role of DMO – Southeast Montana

Local Impact – Visit Billings

Contacts:

Dax Schieffer – dax@voicesoftourism.com

Brenda Maas – brenda@southeastmontana.com

Alex Tyson – Alex@visitbillings.com

Stuart Doggett – stuart@montana.com