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Reminders/Updates for our Tourism Partners

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  • April 20, 2021—Region/CVB 3rd Quarter Financial Reports Due 
  • May 4, 2021—Region/CVB FY22 Marketing Plans due to MOTBD in WebGrants
  • June 14-15, 2021—TAC Meeting (Via Zoom)
  • July 20, 2021—Region/CVB 4th Quarter Financial Reports Due 
  • October 4, 2021—TAC Meeting
  • Tourism Partner Call—This bi-monthly call is dedicated to the six tourism Regions, 18 CVBs, the Montana Tourism Advisory Council and specific industry stakeholders. The calls are held on the fourth Wednesday, every other month from 10:00-11:00 a.m. For assistance or information regarding this call, please contact Barb Sanem or call her at 406.841.2769. 
    • May 26, 2021
    • July 28, 2021
    • September 22, 2021
    • November 24, 2021

Tourism Grant Program

2021 Tourism Grant Update

The 2021 Tourism Grant applications are currently being evaluated. We anticipate making an announcement of 2021 awarded projects in the coming weeks. We encourage you to subscribe to receive email updates from the Department of Commerce for other funding opportunities and news by clicking here.

Made in Montana

Shop Local

We encourage you to support your local businesses when possible. The Made in Montana online directory is a great place to find Made in Montana items and support local businesses. 

Made in Montana member Montana Inspiration – Stained Glass Art from the Heart received a special order last year when a bride planning her Glacier Park destination wedding was searching for keepsake gifts for the wedding party. The special order was an unexpected boost to one small Montana business. 

Eat Local

Now more than ever, the "eat local" movement is gaining interest. People want to know where their food is coming from. Our Taste our Place program aims to promote and increase the use of locally sourced ingredients at Montana restaurants, bars and other establishments serving food and beverages. Check out this list of Taste our Place members and savor the Montana flavor when dining out.   

2021 Made in Montana Tradeshow 

The Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food & Gifts is rescheduled for September 10-11, 2021 (TENTATIVE) in Helena at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds.

Exhibitor registration will open in early May 2021 and wholesale buyer registration will open in early July 2021. We encourage Made in Montana members to verify their membership status and information in the online directory at is accurate and up to date.

Montana Film Office

14 Productions to Share $500,000 in Big Sky Film Grants to Film in Montana

Fourteen film productions will share $500,000 through the Big Sky Film Grant from the Montana Film Office to film on-location across the state, the Montana Department of Commerce announced Tuesday.

“Film, television and commercial productions have a direct economic impact in Montana, creating good-paying jobs and infusing outside dollars into Montana communities,” Montana Film Commissioner Allison Whitmer said. “The Big Sky Film Grant is one of a suite of incentives the state offers to filmmakers that makes Montana competitive with other states and countries as the ultimate filming location.”

The 14 film projects have a total estimated production cost of almost $126 million and expect that they will spend an estimated $72 million in Montana. A total of 42 projects requested more than $5 million in grant dollars this year, with only $500,000 available through the competitive Big Sky Film Grant for fiscal year 2021.

The productions will film at locations across Montana, from Dupuyer to Missoula to several places in eastern Montana.

The Big Sky Film Grant builds and supports partnerships with filmmakers and production companies to create good-paying Montana film industry jobs. The grant program enhances the marketing efforts of Montana’s tourism regions and advocates for the state’s people, history and overall quality of life.

The following projects will receive funding:

Feature Film and Television Grant

  • “Buds Eternal” (Feature film – Ryan Dickie, Producer/Writer/Director; Jeri Rafter, Producer) will receive $25,000 to film in Missoula. “Buds Eternal” is a story about three best friends who come to Montana when one of them inherits his late grandfather’s luxury mountain estate. The guys find themselves dazzled by the gorgeous landscape and serene nature, but quickly come to realize the house is haunted by the grandfather’s benevolent spirt.
  • “Defending our Defenders” (Documentary – J. Lazarus Auerback, Producer/Director) will receive $25,000 to film in various locations across Montana. Synopsis: Montanans are 22 percent more likely to become a suicide statistic than anywhere else in the United States. This means that for soldiers who are dealing with PTSD, there is no place more likely for them to have an attempt at suicide. Through exploring every aspect of both what causes PTSD and the long-term effects on these soldiers, this documentary will strive to show the reasons that lead these brave people to thoughts of suicide, which treatments are available, which therapies are working and how those who need it can find help.
  • “Diamondback” (Feature film – Jennia Fredrique Aponte, Director; Jennifer Julian, Producer; Holly Payberg, Producer; Rene’ Haynes, Casting Director) will receive $100,000 to film in southwest Montana. “Diamondback” is an action-packed, redemptive revenge drama, set in the stunning backdrop of 1880's Montana and featuring a fiercely independent, Black, Apache-trained warrior determined to take down the outlaws who killed her father.
  • “Sooyii (Creatures)” (Feature film – Paige Rasmussen, Producer; Pat “Judge” Hall, Producer; John Murray and Jesse Derosier, Historical Consultants; Krisztian Kery, Writer/Director) will receive $40,000 to film in Dupuyer. “Sooyi” is a historical drama taking place in the early 18th Century in the Americas about a young Blackfeet man, the lone survivor of a deadly disease that decimates his camp, who joins forces with the daughter of an enemy tribe. The film will be cast entirely of Native Peoples and will be one of the first films to use only the authentic Blackfeet and Shoshone languages with English subtitles.
  • “Wild Animal” (Feature film – Joseph Marconi, Writer/Director; Lysette Urus, Producer) will receive $45,000 to film across Montana. Synopsis: This story is inspired by Montana's own Ireland Moran who started fighting in the cage at only 13 years old. “Wild Animal” seeks to tell a relevant and authentic story to those already steeped in the world of MMA and strives to reach audiences outside the fighting community by focusing on the emotional, human quest towards the greatness and enlightening of oneself.
  • “Yellowstone” (Television series – Taylor Sheridan, Writer/Director/Producer; Kevin Costner, Actor/Producer; Art Linson, Producer; John Linson, Producer) will receive $50,000 to film near Darby and Hamilton. Synopsis: A ranching family in Montana faces off against others encroaching on their land. “Yellowstone” follows the Dutton ranch and its family members in land and business conflicts with the local Native American tribe, land developers, other family members and outside forces.

Resident Filmmaker Grant

  • “Aaron” (Feature film –Travis Fine, Writer/Director/Producer; Jenna Ciralli, Amber Rose Mason, Nina Alviar and Don Teschner, Producers) will receive $15,000 to film across Montana. Synopsis: When a 13-year-old boy is orphaned in his remote Montana home by World War I and the pandemic of 1918, he must fight the elements to not only stay alive, but also to find meaning and hope in a world that seems to be teetering on the edge of destruction.
  • “Do You Know Where Your Parents Are?” (Feature film – Michelle Hartly, Executive Producer; Linda Metcalf and Scott Rosenfelt, Screenplay) will receive $50,000 to film across Montana. Synopsis: “Do You Know Where Your Parents Are?” portrays the dynamics within a three-generational family against the backdrop of a multimillion-dollar empire and what it really means to care for senior citizens in a direct, honest way. The movie is heartwarming, funny, and you’ll laugh and cry as you root for those who want to do the right thing against overwhelming odds.
  • “Landscapes of a Western Mind: The Story of Ivan Doig” (Documentary – Produced by Kristina Martin, Nic Davis, Scott Sterling, and Aaron Pruitt in partnership with Montana Public Broadcasting Service) will receive $30,000 to film across Montana. Synopsis: The story of how an iconic author saw the world, through the landscapes that shaped him.
  • “Mankind’s Greatest Story” (Documentary – Seth Warren, Producer/Director; Shane Doyle, EdD, Native Nexus/Cultural Consultant/Tribal Navigator/Narrator) will receive $25,000 to film in various locations across Montana. Synopsis: “Mankind’s Greatest Story” will be a mosaic of discovery stories and historical revelations chronicling the first inhabitants of Montana from the period of 10-15K years ago.
  • “Stolen Sisters” (Documentary – Scott Duthie, Producer) will receive $25,000 to film across Montana. Synopsis: This documentary will explore the issues that involve tribal women and how this has affected them. “Stolen Sisters” will showcase how the Montana task force is really making a positive difference in tribal women’s lives and helping them finally find justice.

Development Grant

  • “The Adventures of Nicholas Gnome” (Television, streaming – Nick Greil, Director/Producer; Jenny Greil, Writer/Producer) will receive $25,000 to film in Missoula. Synopsis: Entirely written, filmed, and produced in Montana, “The Adventures of Nicholas Gnome” provides high-quality, educational content for children. Part live-action, part animation, and part musical, each episode uses memorable narratives, music, and fun to teach essential lessons based on the Montana Office of Public Instruction’s Early Learning Standards.
  • “The Program” (Documentary – Ann Rogers, Director/Producer) will receive $25,000 to film in eastern Montana. Synopsis: When an unexpected Facebook friend request unearths decades of male child sexual abuse at a rural Montana high school, former student athletes and their lawyers seek justice in the courtroom and fight for future victims in the state legislature.
  • “The Story of Us: A History of the Women Who Help Shape Montana” (Television – Kimberly Hogberg, Producer) will receive $20,000 to film across Montana. The mission of this project is to highlight and feature the history of Montana’s women and bring their stories to life.

The production of films, television shows and commercials contributed $47.6 million to Montana’s economy from January 2019 to June 2020, according to an independent report on the film industry’s impact commissioned by Commerce. Over that same time, 117 productions were filmed in Montana, directly spending $23.9 million in Montana communities, supporting 280 jobs, and contributing $1.3 million in local tax revenue.

For more information about the Big Sky Film Grant, visit MONTANAFILM.COM.

International Wildlife Film Festival

The International Wildlife Film Festival is expanding its habitat this year, with movies streaming online and at outdoor screens around town for a full month.

From April 17 - May 15, the 44th annual festival will present 65 films from around the world that cover animals near (grizzly bears in Yellowstone) to far (Australian wildlife in the aftermath of the fires) and subjects such as viral spread from animals to humans, or the sustainability programs we aren’t taking full advantage of.

The theme, “Rising from the Depths,” and the hybrid format reflect a “rejuvenation” and “a new chapter for everybody,” said Carrie Richer, artistic director. “The festival is always one of those events that makes everybody start coming out of doors, and feel like it’s finally going into spring-summer outdoor time,” she said. “So we just wanted to lean really hard” into that. For more information about this year's event, visit

Richard Dreyfuss Teams with Jerry K. Williams to Discover ‘Bozeman’ in Historical Drama

Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss is partnering with Jerry K. Williams for the series Bozeman, a historical drama chronicling the founding of the titular Western town known for its proximity to Yellowstone and rich American history. Williams will serve as creator of the series and will co-produce and develop the series with Dreyfuss, who will also star.

Set in 1859, Bozeman will spotlight young farmer John Bozeman and gunslinger William McKenzie. The series will be based on history during America’s first gold rush in the heart of the Cherokee Nation and will follow Bozeman and McKenzie, who are both struggling with their own tragedies. In Bozeman, they will chase fame and fortune in the gold fields of what would become the territories and then states of Colorado and Montana.

Gambling and fighting their way through Rocky Mountains, they find a pristine, gorgeous valley in the midst of Indian Country – a valley that John Bozeman audaciously believes is his to claim and tame. Read more from Deadline here

International Marketing

Registration Now Open for International Roundup Supplier Seminar!

Montana, along with its Great American West partners Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota and South Dakota, and Rocky Mountain International, is hosting a FREE virtual International Roundup Supplier Seminar on May 12, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Hear from tour operators in five international markets and from overseas representatives about the outlook for international travel recovery. Learn what's been happening overseas and about our region's recovery efforts. Click here to learn more about the speakers.

To register, click here.  If you have questions, please contact Kim Birrell.

Tribal Tourism News

Tribal Tourism Digital Business Development Grant

The Office of Indian Country Economic Development (OICED) is pleased to announce the new Tribal Tourism Digital Business Development Grant. 

This is a pilot grant program to help tourism-related entrepreneurs with digital assets to reach potential customers and convert them into sales. 

Eligible project categories include professional content development, website development, and virtual experiences. The maximum award is up to $6,250 per applicant.

The application cycle is open through Friday, April 30.

Although tourism-related businesses may be funded through the Indian Equity Fund too, this is the first OICED grant program specifically designed for them. It’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss. For more information or to apply for this grant, click the button below. 

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Outdoor Rec

Trail Projects in Three Forks, West Yellowstone Win National Rails-to-Trails Grants

Trails projects in West Yellowstone and Three Forks have won grants from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy to fund trail-building efforts and fill in critical trail gaps.

The Yellowstone Historic Center in West Yellowstone and the Headwaters Trail System in Three Forks each received $10,000 grants from the Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund. The grant program provides money for developing and maintaining trail gaps along the Great American Rail-Trail — a 3,700 mile trail set to connect 12 states from Washington D.C. to Washington State.

The grant awarded to the Yellowstone Historic Center will help fund constructing the Yellowstone Shortline Trail — a 9-mile multi-use pathway following an abandoned Union Pacific Railroad bed. Once complete, the trail will connect the Montana-Idaho border at Reas Pass to the west boundary of Yellowstone National Park in West Yellowstone. Read more from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle here

'It's Going to be a Madhouse': Signs Point to Busy Season in Great Outdoors

Last year was the busiest summer that John Cawley has ever seen in his 20 years as owner of Hamilton’s Anglers Roost RV Park and Riverside Campground. He’s expecting more of the same this year.

“It’s going to be a madhouse,” Cawley said. “I’m expecting the float traffic to be extreme. Outfitters are booked solid. They’re having trouble finding guides so they can take more reservations. We’re taking reservations like crazy here for the RV park.”

“Last year was far and away the busiest year ever,” he said. “From what we’re seeing from reservations, I think it’s going to be just as busy this summer. It’s a little bit of everything. People looking for outdoor recreation, family reunions, weddings, or people sniffing around for a place to move.” Read more from the Ravalli Republic here

Montana in the News
Tourism Partner Shout-Outs, Recognition and News

BozemanSpreading its Wings: How BZN Became Montana’s Busiest Airport—In 1999, the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport served about 222,000 passengers and had service to four direct destinations: Seattle, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis and Butte.

Two decades later, the airport, known by the abbreviation BZN, flew more than 788,000 people to more than 20 — and now more — direct destinations, including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Detroit. The airport also has a $26.5 million second concourse that almost doubled its physical size, more than 1,000 employees and the achievement of being Montana’s busiest airport.

But none of that happened overnight, said Airport Director Brian Sprenger. It didn’t even happen in the past decade. “It’s a long success story that just didn’t happen in the last couple of years,” Sprenger said. “It’s really a continuous progression.”

In 2020, passenger numbers were down more than 20% from the record numbers the airport recorded in 2019, with 443,466 deboardings compared to 788,152 the previous year, according to data from the University of Montana’s Institute of Tourism and Recreation Research. Prior to 2020, the airport had a full decade of record years, with 2019’s passenger total being the highest in BZN history. Read more from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle here

ButteNew Book 'Food Americana' Features Two Butte Restaurants—Butte’s Pekin Noodle Parlor and Casagranda’s Steakhouse are mentioned in a new book, “Food Americana,’’ by David Page, a two-time Emmy-winning television producer, and creator of the ground-breaking “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.’’

The book takes a look at American cuisine. What national menu do we share? What dishes have we chosen, how did they become “American,” and how are they likely to evolve from here?

According to a news release, the book is the inside story of how Americans have formed a national cuisine from a world of flavors from lox and bagels to sushi, tacos to pizza, and on and on — and how that process continues today. Read more from the Montana Standard here

Great FallsSip ’N Dip Lounge Scores National Attention Once Again—The Sip ’N Dip Lounge at the O’Haire Motor Inn in Great Falls is once again getting some national recognition. Artful Living has named the lounge as among '5 of the Most Extraordinary Bars in the World'.

The article notes "Start with an old-school motor lodge, combine it with a tiki bar, add in a swimming pool and some mermaids, and you get one of the most unusual bars in the world. This crazy combination is best described as Polynesia on the Great Plains." The other four bars chosen by the magazine are in Switzerland, Jamaica, Hong Kong, and Wisconsin. Read more from KXLH here

COVID-19 Research

Update on American Travel in the Period of Coronavirus—Week of March 29 from Destination Analysts

Amidst financial optimism and an increasingly read-to-travel mindset, many American travelers are saying YES to summer vacation this year.

Key Findings to Know: 

  • With new coronavirus cases rising again in the U.S., Americans’ concerns about contracting COVID-19 have also increased over the last 3 weeks, after hitting record lows at the beginning of the month. However, this anxiety has greatened in Millennial and Gen X-age travelers and lessened among the Baby Boomers.

  • As has been demonstrated by their sentiments throughout the pandemic, vaccination has the greatest impact on American travelers’ anticipated behaviors. Fully 82.0% say the idea of traveling is made more comfortable by receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Two-thirds of American travelers have or will take a COVID-19 vaccine, and the majority continue to believe they will be inoculated by summer. Half of parents with school-age children plan to vaccinate their children when able, as well.

  • In looking at feelings about pandemic-safety in the post-vaccine world, American travelers still appear to believe in vigilance to prevent spread. Right now, 73.5% believe you still need to wear a mask after you are vaccinated. In addition, over three-quarters (76.0%) believe that proof of vaccination should be required for international travel.

  • Despite rising fear about contracting the virus, American travelers appear relatively optimistic about their financial future and thus their ability to spend on travel. Fully 3-in-10 American travelers say they are financially better off now compared to a year ago; 29.8% say they expect their income to rise in the next 6 months. In terms of devoting their income to travel, 38.9% say that right now is a good time for them to spend money on their leisure travel and 41.7% expect to spend more on leisure travel in the next 12 months compared to the previous year.

  • American optimism is even more prevalent in their travel outlook. A record 66.6% report being in a ready-to-travel mindset, nearly two-thirds report being highly open to travel inspiration and 61.4% exhibit strong excitement at the prospect of traveling now.

  • This increasingly positive sentiment towards travel can be seen in Americans’ current trip plans. Over 71% did some travel dreaming or planning in the last week alone, including a 2021-record 16.2% who booked or made reservations. Two-thirds of American travelers say they have trip plans in the next 3 months—yet another pandemic record.

  • Urban destinations also continue to show recovery, with a pandemic-record 41.3% of those traveling in the next 3 months saying they will visit cities.

  • Many American travelers are saying yes to summer vacation. This week, 62.5% report they are traveling for leisure this summer; this is up 26 percentage points from 2020. Summer travelers currently have 2.2 trips planned for the season on average, with July the peak month.

  • The desire to stay close-to-home appears to have retreated, as 70.4% of summer travelers say they will be traveling out-of-state and 8.1% say they plan to go abroad this summer. California and Florida dominate the states Americans say they are heading to this summer.

Read more from the Destination Analysts report here

Montana Aware

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Montana Aware Toolkit & Resources

The Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development has been hard at work promoting the safety and wellness of our citizens and visitors through the "Montana Aware Campaign".

Businesses wanting additional resources can access the downloadable toolkit and other information at MARKETMT.COM/ISO/Montana-Aware-Toolkit

Funding Resources

Trail Stewardship Partner Funding Available for Trail Maintenance Efforts on USFS LandsDeadline Extended Until April 9, 2021!

The Trail Stewardship Partner Funding Program will award funds to trails and stewardship organizations for increasing trail maintenance accomplishments and reducing deferred maintenance (trail backlog) on National Forest System trails. Funding will be available for all types of terra trails (summer use trails), for both motorized and non-motorized uses. To learn more or apply for this opportunity, click here

USDA Value-Added Producer Grant Program

The Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and marketing of new products. The goals of this program are to generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities and increase producer income.

You may receive priority if you are a beginning farmer or rancher, a socially-disadvantaged farmer or rancher, a small or medium-sized farm or ranch structured as a family farm, a farmer or rancher cooperative or are proposing a mid-tier value chain. Grants are awarded through a national competition. Paper applications must be postmarked by May 4, 2021. Applications are permitted via and must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on April 29, 2021. To learn more or apply for this grant, click here.

Other News

Glacier National Park Announces Going-to-the-Sun Road Temporary Ticketed Entry System

Glacier National Park announced Wednesday the decision to implement a Going-to-the-Sun Road temporary ticketed entry system for the 2021 season. Going-to-the-Sun entry reservation tickets will be available at starting April 29, barring any unforeseen delays.

The system will require visitors to set up an account on and obtain a vehicle entry reservation ticket at ($2 nonrefundable fee) to enter the 50 mile long Going-to-the-Sun Road (GTSR) corridor at the West Glacier and St. Mary entrances between 6 AM and 5 PM from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Entry reservation tickets will not be required for those with lodging, camping, transportation, or commercial activity within the GTSR corridor. Landowners with property within the GTSR corridor and affiliated tribal members are also not required to have a GTSR entry reservation ticket.

Glacier National Park saw record numbers of visitors in the last few years. This season is predicted to be one of the busiest on record.

“We have the making of a perfect storm this season,” said Park Superintendent Jeff Mow. “Not only do we have ongoing COVID-19 mitigations and reduced staffing, but we are also facing construction delays inside and around the park.”

In 2020, park officials implemented temporary closures 29 times in 25 days at the park’s West Entrance which at times resulted in backups along Highway 2. The ticketed entry system offers visitors increased certainty that they will be able to enter the park while reducing or eliminating the need for closures at the park’s west entrance.

“The goal is to maximize access while avoiding congestion that results in temporary closures of park entrance gates,” says Mow.

Numbers will be tracked each day and additional entry reservation tickets will be available if there is additional capacity. There will be fewer entry reservation tickets available prior to the full opening of GTSR. When the road opens, the number of entry reservation tickets available will increase. The date for GTSR opening is unknown at this time and subject to weather and plowing progress. The park plans to start plowing GTSR on April 5.

About two-thirds of the entry reservation tickets will be released for 60 days advance purchase on a rolling window, and the remaining entry reservation tickets will be released for 48 hours advance purchase, also on a rolling window. For example, on June 2 a visitor could purchase entry reservation tickets 48 hours in advance for entry on June 4. They could also purchase an entry reservation ticket 60 days in advance for entry on August 2.

For more information, click here to read the full press release.

Glacier Park Road Construction and Infrastructure Project Work for 2021

Road reconstruction typically requires warmer weather. In this part of the country that means road construction overlaps with the primary visitor season of May through October. In the summer of 2021 there will be several road construction projects that may impact travel times within the Glacier National Park area. For a listing of roads currently open or closed click here.

Face masks are required on NPS-administered lands where physical distancing cannot be maintained and in all NPS buildings and facilities. Park operations vary based on local public health conditions. Before visiting, please check the park website to determine its operating status. 


On October 1, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will officially begin enforcing the REAL ID Act of 2005 at airports. This will require all Americans to present REAL ID-compliant identification to go through security. For specific information on Real ID in Montana, click here

Other Dates/Events to Note

Visit Southeast Montana Tourism Marketing Workshop SeriesVisit Southeast Montana is offering FREE tourism marketing workshops to you, our tourism partners! This year, we'll be covering a wide range of topics from content to social media and more. 

Each of the workshops will run from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Thursdays via Zoom. Click on any of the sessions below to register.

  • April 8: Defining Our "New" Visitor—Our post-pandemic world will look different, especially for those outside of rural states. Learn who we expect to see travel this year and what they are looking for in a travel destination. Webinar will also include information on "safe" travel. 
  • April 15: Expert Panel: Content is King—What is content and where do you get it? Not sure what type of content is best for your brand? Join this panel discussion as experts share their tips and tricks for leveraging content. 
  • April 22: Social Media 201—Come in with basic knowledge of social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and we'll provide a deeper dive into planning out a strategy for your business, particularly using content managers or studio creator. Learn how social media can be one of your biggest assets even with a small budget. 
  • April 29: How Do We Market the Visit Southeast Montana Region—Tune in for a peek of the current Out Here marketing and advertising campaign - this is a campaign that you wouldn't normally see as it is targeted outside of the region. We'll also allow time for Q&A of any sort, along with suggestions for future sessions. 

Questions? Contact Megan Hoffman at

National Travel & Tourism Week – May 2-8, 2021National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) 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.

This year, NTTW will recognize the POWER OF TRAVEL and the industry’s role in bringing back our vibrant communities, restoring the U.S. economy, rebuilding our workforce and reconnecting America.

Use these resources with the media, elected officials and the public to share how the Power of Travel will help drive America's recovery.

American Trails Presents Advancing Trails Webinar SeriesAmerican Trails brings agencies, trailbuilders, advocates, and volunteers the latest in state-of-the-art information on all aspects of trails and greenways. Our webinars focus on a variety of trail topics, usually applicable to all trail types, with expert presenters. Webinar topics are chosen from current cutting-edge trail topics selected from attendee/presenter suggestions as well as recent popular conference sessions. For more information, visit or click on individual webinar links below. 

Upcoming webinars: