Deer Lodge will be host to the workshop “Coming Together to Expand Montana’s Tourism Story,” sponsored by Deer Lodge Development Group, Southwest Montana, Powell County Chamber of Commerce and the Old Prison Museum Complex.
The Montana Office of Tourism has developed a brand and tourism workshop entitled “Coming Together to Expand Montana’s Tourism Story” as an outreach effort to assist Montana businesses in bolstering their ability to attract and retain visitors to their area, and to learn about the Montana Main Street program, social media sites and website best practices. This workshop is free and hosted by the Montana Office of Tourism.
Join us from 9:00 – 4:00 on Thursday, April 24 to find out how the Office of Tourism is promoting Montana tourism around the country and the resources available to you to bolster your ability to attract and retain visitors to the area, to learn about the Montana Main Street program, social media sites and website best practices. This workshop is free and hosted by the Montana Office of Tourism.
If you are a part of the tourism industry or the success of your business relies on it, plan to attend.
Complimentary lunch will be served.
With tourism being one of Montana’s leading industries and a key economic driver for the state, MTOT views the workshop as an opportunity to help businesses attract some of the 10.9 million visitors that travel to Montana each year. These non-resident visitors bring new money into Montana’s economy spending $3.0 billion annually during their stay.
The workshop includes an overview of MTOT’s efforts in supporting and promoting tourism statewide tips on incorporating the Montana brand in marketing efforts as well as brainstorming sessions to discuss how our constituents can draw more visitors annually. MTOT will share recommendations on how to increase tourism to Montana garnered in part from input provided during two brainstorming sessions.
A review of the Montana Main Street program, MTOT’s social media strategy and efforts with an overview of how participants can engage in social media is presented in the second half of the workshop in addition to a tutorial on navigating visitmt.com and getlostmt.com.
9:00AM – NOON: Brand and Tourism Partnership Workshop Session
NOON – 1:00PM: Catered Lunch hosted by Montana Office of Tourism
1:00PM – 4:00PM: Review of the Montana Main Street Program, Social Media Training and Navigating www.visitmt.com and www.getlostmt.com