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11 Amazing Hidden Gems in Western Montana’s Glacier Country

Montana is undeniably vast—it’s roughly the size of Germany—but with a population of only about one million residents. This expansive state encompasses wide-open prairies, towering mountain peaks dusted with snow, rushing rivers, and a sky so vast it defies description. For groups and international travelers, visiting Montana promises an unforgettable experience. Beyond the iconic Glacier […]

April 23, 2024

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Top 10 Spring Experiences in Western Montana

Many visitors to Western Montana’s Glacier Country arrive in July and August, but I’d like to let you in on a little secret you can share with your FIT/Group clients: Spring is one of the best times to visit Montana. Baby animals emerge, wildflowers bloom, and with the snowmelt comes rushing rapids and waterfalls. The […]

Colorful Autumn Road Trips in Western Montana

Western Montana’s Glacier Country is graced with four very distinct seasons. While each has a special place in our hearts, we admit that we are smitten with autumn. Fall brings cooler mornings and evenings with warmer daytime weather ideal for adventuring. The tapestry of changing leaves is vibrant hues of gold from the cottonwood and western […]

5 Ways to Incorporate Health and Wellness Into Meetings in Western Montana’s Glacier Country

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION When you think about holding your meeting in Western Montana’s Glacier Country, you can almost smell that fresh Rocky Mountain air that will greet your attendees. An inspiring location, and possibly one your attendees have never experienced, is prime for attendance building. We’ve all received that registration notice for a unique and […]

2020 Brings New Tourism Products in Western Montana

Happy New Year from Western Montana’s Glacier Country. Ringing in the new year in Montana makes us appreciate all the new tourism products we have to offer to our meeting planners, group tour operators, wedding planners and FIT visitors. Here is just a sampling of what’s been rolled out recently and what’s coming up in […]

Reflecting on 2019 in Western Montana’s Glacier Country

As a new year approaches, it’s always fun to look back and reflect on the past year in Western Montana’s Glacier Country. We have had a wonderful year working with the travel trade and meeting planner professionals from around the world. It’s been a pleasure to help develop suggested itineraries for motorcoach tour operators wanting […]

Top 3 Reasons Visitors Love Fall in Western Montana

One of the most frequently asked questions by tour operators and travel agents is, “When is the best time for my clients to visit Western Montana’s Glacier Country?” Without hesitation, I always answer, “The fall.” While every season in Montana is notable and offers its own distinct offerings, there’s something special about fall in Glacier Country, […]

5 Towns in the Bitterroot Valley to Add to Your Montana Itinerary

One of our hidden gems and relatively undiscovered destinations in Western Montana’s Glacier Country, is the beautiful Bitterroot Valley. A visit to this scenic valley will find the Sapphire Mountain range to the east and the Bitterroot Mountain range to the west with the Bitterroot River flowing through the middle of the valley. If your clients are […]

Top 7 Meeting Planner Questions About Western Montana

Meeting planners are looking for new destinations that offer experiential components to drive attendance, engagement and leave a lasting impression. Hello, Western Montana! I’ve gathered the top seven most frequently asked questions by meeting planners who have never been to Montana, about meeting in Montana, and why choosing Western Montana as a meetings destination could […]

Top 9 Tour Operator Questions About Western Montana

As the Western Montana’s Glacier Country sales manager, I travel to trade shows all over the U.S. fielding questions about what to see and do in Western Montana from tour operators. While most product developers have been to Montana to put itineraries together, there are many tour operators who put tours together based on suggested […]

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