UM Report: Tourism industry depressed, but could see 3rd quarter recovery

Montana’s tourism industry might not be seeing the complete “pandemic devastation” we feared in early spring.

But University of Montana researchers say 2020 is still shaping up as one of the worst tourism business years in a decade.

If there was ever a year for camping in Montana, this is it. The re-opening “COVID cascade” at campgrounds — which started in May hasn’t slowed down — even approaching Labor Day.