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The Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research

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This report converts zip codes of nonresident visitors to Montana into 210 Designated Market Areas and provides an investigation of four population segments. The first analysis looks at DMA representation divided by visitors’ primary reason for being in Montana with vacationers as the primary focus. The second section looks at repeat and first time vacationers to Montana while the third subset explores visitors who indicated that at least one reason for their trip to Montana was to either purchase property or visit a second home or condo. Finally, the zip codes of vacationers who spent at least one night in a selected travel region or CVB county were chosen for further analysis.


Technical Completion Report 2008-1


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