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Glacier park tourists contribute $344M to area’s economy

May 29, 2019

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Tourists visiting Glacier National Park last year contributed $344 million to economy in areas around the park.

The National Park Service says 2018 spending was up 25 percent over the $275 million spent in 2017. The Daily Inter Lake reports visitors spent 40% of those dollars on lodging, 16 percent at restaurants and 10 percent for transportation at businesses within 60 miles of the park’s borders.

Nearly 3 million people visited Glacier park last year, supporting 5,230 jobs.

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Information from: Daily Inter Lake, http://www.dailyinterlake.com

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