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What Planners Want to Know When Considering Meeting in Montana

Meeting in Montana can seem a little intimidating to some meeting planners who have never been to the Treasure State before. Montana does fall into that relatively unknown destination category for meetings and conventions. What makes it such a special place to meet is that it takes attendees out of the hustle and bustle of […]

August 11, 2021

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Safety, Wellness and Sustainability Meet in Western Montana

As face-to-face meetings make their way back, Western Montana’s Glacier Country is seeing a record number of inquiries from meeting planners. With that, we are also seeing some trends. Meeting planners are spending more time addressing attendees’ safety and aspects of wellness during the meeting or conference as well as asking different questions about sustainability […]

Did You Miss the Kalispell Meeting Planner FAM?

This charming mountain town, Kalispell, Montana, located at the north end of Flathead Lake—the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi—and 30 minutes from Glacier National Park, is located in one of the most incredibly stunning valleys in the U.S. Kalispell is ready to welcome meetings and group gatherings with plenty of room to roam. Recently, Western […]

Did You Miss the Missoula Meeting Planner FAM?

Did you know that Missoula, Montana, was named one of the 25 best towns EVER by Outside Magazine? Described by Outside, “Missoula has all the adventure a traveler could ask for, while also offering drool-worthy food and drink scenes, a kid-friendly environment, and a welcome mat to people of all backgrounds.” Recently, Western Montana’s Glacier […]

Hybrid Meetings in Western Montana’s Glacier Country

As meeting planners ready for recovery, the hybrid meeting model is often at the top of the list for discussion. Should we add a virtual component? Planners and venues can anticipate that for the foreseeable future we will see some form of virtual aspects on RFPs, and planners and venues will have to entertain and […]

Western Montana Welcomes New and Unique Lodging Options in 2021

Who else is looking for something to brighten the outlook for 2021? Is Montana on a future itinerary or do you have clients looking for a new meeting destination? If so, Western Montana’s Glacier Country has new and exciting lodging options, some open now and others coming soon. Whether you are a meeting planner and […]

Reflecting on 2020 in Western Montana’s Glacier Country

Every January, we take a moment to look back on the year of fun and business successes we’ve had and write a reflection around our business to business program. As the new year begins, and we look back on what was one of the most tenuous years in travel and tourism, you might wonder if […]

Safe In-Person Meetings in Western Montana in 2021 and Beyond

Health and safety have become the main focus for meeting planners, especially when it comes to conferences, retreats and training events. Multiple surveys show that attendees are open to attending in-person meetings but must be reassured that necessary safety measures are in place. Here in Western Montana’s Glacier Country, our destination marketing and management organizations, convention and visitor […]

Meeting Safety Measures in Western Montana During COVID-19

As the summer leisure travel season begins to wind down, and the shoulder season where meetings and conferences usually take place comes into view, it’s no question the view is different this year thanks to COVID-19. However, Western Montana’s wide-open spaces and outdoor recreational opportunities—as well as its rural setting, yet ease of access with […]

Western Montana’s Small Towns Offer Great Meeting Destinations

Meeting trends call for larger city and urban settings to be set on the back burner for now, and it’s allowing for smaller towns to get the attention they deserve. Here in Western Montana’s Glacier Country we think it’s a great time to look ahead at smaller cities for your next meeting. The sense of […]

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