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Bozeman Works To Improve Summer Tourism

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BOZEMAN - Summer time is a great time for people to visit different parts of Montana. Staff at the Bozeman Chamber of Commerce are preparing for a busy summer tourism season.

"We no longer try to do it on our own with a small $160,000 budget. We are now looking to work with local organizations and private partners," said Daryl Schliem, Chamber of Commerce President.

Schliem works for the Chamber of Commerce, the Bozeman Convention Center and the Tourism Business Improvement District. He said the City of Bozeman is also working with several organization including Yellowstone Club, Big Sky and Yellowstone National Park to continue to improve tourism.

"Once we get them in this area, it's our job now how to get them into Bozeman Montana to spend that night before they go to Yellowstone National Park or the night before they leave," said Schliem.

He said during the summer Yellowstone National Park is a big reason why people visit Bozeman.

"We continue to market Yellowstone National Park because about 30% of all our visitors stay in Bozeman because they are going to visit Yellowstone National Park," said Schliem.

He said they are working to build-off of fly fishing so people will stay in Bozeman longer.

"We are trying to build off of Simms being here in the Bozeman Four Corners area and how are we going to get the fly fishing area people," said Schliem.

He said tourism is a huge driving force for the economy and helps retain jobs.

"We were 18% increase in hotel tax in 2010 over 2009," said Schliem. "We were another 10% increase in 2009 over 2010."

He adds, Bozeman has already seen an increase in tourism this year.

"We had a 5% increase and we've already started out the first quarter of this year ahead 4% overall all that," said Schliem.

Schleim said $3.2 million marketing dollars were spent trying to bring tourists to Bozeman.

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