11.7M Nonresident Travelers Spent Nearly $3.7B in Montana Last Year

MISSOULA – Nonresident travelers mean big bucks for Montana.

The final 2015 nonresident visitor numbers were released April 27 by the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research (ITRR) at the University of Montana. Researchers found the 2015 economic contribution of 11.7 million nonresident travelers to Montana was $3.7 billion.

These visitors directly supported more than $3.1 billion of economic activity and 46,000 Montana jobs and indirectly supported an additional $2 billion of economic activity and over 16,000 more jobs.

Visitation was up seven percent in 2015, with 11.7 million traveler...


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