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By Johnathan Hettinger
Montana Free Press 

Montana tourism offers a rain check, surveys the damage, looks to brighter days


A screenshot from a Glacier Country tourism campaign discouraging out-of-state travel to Montana.

Even as Governor Steve Bullock announced April 22 that Montana will begin a phased reopening of its economy, uncertainty remains in the tourism industry, one of the state's largest economic sectors. And at least one Montana tourism agency is actively discouraging visitation. 

The phased reopening will allow some outdoor recreation businesses, like guiding, to return to work, as long as they can maintain social distancing recommendations. However, all non-essential travelers coming to Montana, residents and otherwise, are still asked to quarantine for two weeks and there is no set date for...

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