2015 tourist spending sets new state record

By | April 23, 2015

The Hungry Horse News reports that the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research recently reported that the 10.8 million nonresident visitors to Montana last year spent $3.9 billion — a record high for the state’s growing tourist industry and its 55,000 workers. Nearly a third of that money went to vehicle fuel, about 17 percent went to restaurants and bars, about 15 percent to retail sales, about 10 percent to lodging and about 10 percent to groceries and snacks. Read the full story here.


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