HELENA, Mont., Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A great majority of Montana travelers are lured by the state's 93 million acres of spectacular unspoiled nature. Due to the state's diverse landscape and weather, wildfires happen as a natural part of Montana's ecology. Sometimes a fire occurs near a popular destination, but there's no reason to let it stop you from enjoying your Montana experience.
"This summer, active fires are impacting less than 0.2% of the state—and often they're in remote locations," said Pam Haxby-Cote, Director of the Department of Commerce. "Montana's two national parks, 54 state parks, and all of its vibrant and charming small towns are open for business and ready to serve travelers," Haxby-Cote added.
If a fire is occurring near your destination, please know that it is being managed by experts whose top priority is public safety. If an area is open, it's safe.
For travelers who have additional questions or would like assistance with their Montana itinerary, the state offers live in-person conversations with travel counselors at 1-800-847-4868 as well as live chats on VisitMT.com.
About The Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development (MOTBD)
MOTBD markets Montana's spectacular unspoiled nature, vibrant and charming small towns, breathtaking experiences, relaxing hospitality and competitive business climate to promote the state as a place to visit and do business. For more information, go to VISITMT.COM.
SOURCE Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development