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Butte convention aims to bring more tourists to Montana

Posted at 2:41 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 16:58:27-04

BUTTE – Bringing in Fall tourism dollars to the state is one of the focuses of a convention being held in Butte this week.

The Montana Lodging and Hospitality Association is hosting discussions and guest speakers about a variety of topics important to the hospitality industry. Much of the event will be about attracting people to Montana to participate in winter activities.

“Twelve and a half million people visited the state in the last record year as well as spent over $3.4 billion in our economy and that’s just out of state residents, so it’s a big benefit to the state of Montana and we’d just like to keep seeing that that progresses.,” said Montana Lodging and Hospitality Association chairman Matt Sease.

This week’s event, which continues until Wednesday, has more than 100 people from the hospitality industry represented from around the state.

-John Emigh reporting for MTN News