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Early Estimates Show Nonresident Visitor Spending Up, Visitor Numbers Down in 2018


January 17, 2019

UM News Service

MISSOULA – Approximately 12.2 million nonresidents visited Montana in 2018 and spent nearly $3.7 billion in the Treasure State, according to preliminary estimates by the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana.

The number of travelers visiting the state in 2018 appears to have decreased slightly, down 2 percent from 2017. Despite the slightly lower number of individual travelers, those who did travel to the state spent more, on average, per day. The net result is around 10 percent increase in total spending over 2017.

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