The Montana Office of Tourism (MTOT) is launching its inaugural tourism and brand workshop, entitled “Coming Together to Expand Montana’s Tourism Story,” in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley on Friday, February 3, 2012. It will be held at the Bitterroot River Inn Conference Center in Hamilton from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The free workshop will include an overview of MTOT’s efforts in supporting and promoting tourism both statewide and in the Bitterroot Valley, as well as a brainstorming session to discuss how the area can attract and retain more visitors annually.
Prior to the workshop, a social media team from MTOT, Glacier Country and MercuryCSC will spend 2-3 days traveling the valley, gathering content about attractions, activities, restaurants, etc. to “post-as-we-go” on Facebook and Twitter. Findings will be shared with participants during the brainstorming session of the workshop.
The Montana Office of Tourism plans to bring the workshop to areas throughout the state, customizing the content gathering and brainstorming session to each location. Please contact Pam Gosink at firstname.lastname@example.org if your community is interested in the team coming to your town to work together to “Expand Montana’s Tourism Story”.
In addition, MTOT will be holding random drawings at the workshops. For every 20 attendees, the state will be giving away one complimentary registration to the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation to be held April 11-13 in Great Falls (includes lodging). Also, one business in attendance will be randomly chosen to receive partnership marketing support valued at $500. Additional details will be shared at the workshop; drawings will be held at every workshop location.
The workshop is free to attendees. However, for planning purposes, we ask that you please pre-register for the workshop. Please RSVP to Carmen Levick at MTOT at (406) 841-2873 or at bit.ly/BitterrootRegistration.
MTOT would like to thank the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce, Glacier Country Regional Tourism Commission and the Ravalli County TBID for their assistance with this workshop.