The Institute for Tourism & Recreation Research at the University of Montana conducts travel and recreation research in Montana, with a primary focus on the nonresident travel survey conducted throughout the state. The Institute produces widely used statewide estimates of total nonresident visitation and travel expenditures, visitor characteristics in the state each year, and annual estimate of the economic contribution of nonresident travel to Montana's economy. The research and creative scholarship by the faculty of the Institute for Tourism & Recreation Research includes studies into the social and environmental impacts of tourism; regional and community tourism planning and development; niche market studies; geotourism; and outdoor recreation.

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Submissions from 2014

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Gardiner, MT - Visitor Perceptions, Image, and Spending, 2013, Meredith S. Berry and Norma P. Nickerson

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2013 Nonresident Visitation, Expenditures & Economic Impact Estimates: Estimates by full year, quarters, trip purposes & international visitors, Kara Grau

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Economic Contribution of Nonresident Travel Spending in Montana Travel Regions and Counties: 2012-2013, Kara Grau

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Expenditure Comparison of Overseas, Canadian, and Domestic Nonresident Travelers to Montana:2013, Kara Grau

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Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditure Profiles: 2013, Kara Grau

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Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditure Profiles: Quarter 1, 2013, Kara Grau

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Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditure Profiles: Quarter 2, 2013, Kara Grau

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Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditure Profiles: Quarter 3, 2013, Kara Grau

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Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditure Profiles: Quarter 4, 2013, Kara Grau

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Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditures and Economic Contribution: 2012, Kara Grau

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Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditures and Economic Contribution: 2013, Kara Grau

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Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditure Trends: 2003-2013, Kara Grau

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Montana Nonresident Traveler Quarterly Travel Comparison: 2013, Kara Grau

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Montana Nonresident Visitation Trends: 2003-2013, Kara Grau

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Preliminary 2014 Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditures and Economic Contribution, Kara Grau

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Statewide Nonresident Travel Survey: Survey Methods and Data Analysis, Kara Grau

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The Economic Review of the Travel Industry in Montana: 2014 Biennial Edition, Kara Grau, Jake Jorgenson, and Norma P. Nickerson

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Visitor Support for Yellowstone National Park, Jacob Jorgenson and Norma P. Nickerson

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Buses for Byways: Concept Plan, Norma P. Nickerson

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Comparison of MT Visitor's and MT Resident's Use of Downtowns, Norma P. Nickerson

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Missoula Urban Forest Interest Study 2014, Norma P. Nickerson

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Travel and Recreation in Montana: 2013 in Review and 2014 Outlook, Norma P. Nickerson

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Travel and Recreation: The Economics of "We Like It Here!", Norma P. Nickerson

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Comparative Analysis of Resident and Visitor Community Image: Gardiner, Montana, Norma P. Nickerson and Meredith S. Berry

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Bicycle Tourism: Providing Economic Development Opportunities for Montana, Norma P. Nickerson, Jacob Daniel Jorgenson, Meredith Berry, Jane Kwenye, Daniel Kozel, and Jessica Schutz

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Analysis of Touring Cyclists: Impacts, Needs and Opportunities for Montana, Norma P. Nickerson, Jake Jorgenson, Meredith Berry, and Jane Kwenye

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Whitefish Trail Visitor Study, Christine Oschell

Submissions from 2013

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Economic Contribution of Nonresident Travel Spending in Montana Travel Regions and Counties , Kara Grau

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Economic Contribution of Nonresident Travel Spending in Montana Travel Regions and Counties, Kara Grau

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Expenditure Comparison of Overseas, Canadian, and Domestic Nonresident Travelers to Montana: 2012, Kara Grau

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Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditure Profiles: 2012, Kara Grau

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Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditure Profiles: Quarter 1, 2012, Kara Grau

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Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditure Profiles: Quarter 2, 2012, Kara Grau

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Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditure Profiles: Quarter 3, 2012, Kara Grau

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Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditure Profiles: Quarter 4, 2012, Kara Grau

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Montana Nonresident Traveler Expenditure Trends: 2002-2012, Kara Grau

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Montana Nonresident Traveler Quarterly Travel Comparison: 2012, Kara Grau

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Montana Nonresident Visitation Trends: 2002-2012, Kara Grau

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The Economic Review of the Travel Industry in Montana: 2012 Biennial Edition, Kara Grau, Norma Nickerson, and Jacob Jorgenson

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Tourism on a Scenic Byway: Destination Image and Economic Impacts of the Beartooth Highway, Jacob Daniel Jorgenson

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The Economic Contribution of Summer Season Travel in the Beartooth Highway Region - Nonresident Expenditures, Jake Jorgenson and Kara Grau

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The Beartooth Highway: 2012-2013 Economic Impacts, Use, and Destination Image, Jake Jorgenson, Norma P. Nickerson, and Kara Grau

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The Beartooth Highway: 2012 Summer Use and Image, Jake Jorgenson, Norma P. Nickerson, and Kara Grau

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MT SCORP: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: Outdoor Recreation and Resident Health, Alex L. Metcalf, Elizabeth Covelli Metcalf, and Norma P. Nickerson

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MT SCORP: Facility and Natural Resource Recreation Area Needs: Facility Manager Responses 2012, Elizabeth Covelli Metcalf and Norma P. Nickerson

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Visitor Comments About Montana: 2012 Nonresident Survey, Norma Nickerson, Ashley Napier, and Doris Cooley

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Montana Tourism Businesses: 2012 Review and 2013 Outlook, Norma P. Nickerson

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Travel and Recreation: Jobs, Lifestyle, and Growth, Norma P. Nickerson

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Gardiner, MT - A Community Tourism Development Case Study: Resident Perceptions, Norma P. Nickerson and Meredith S. Berry

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MT SCORP: Public Recreational Use Study 2012, Norma P. Nickerson and Elizabeth Covelli Metcalf