MT’s Tourism Industry Hit Harder Than Almost Any Other State
Coronavirus has had a hugely negative impact on just about every industry out there, but travel especially is one thing that pretty much nobody wants to do right now. Missoula International Airport is seeing its lowest travel numbers since the 1950s, and many states require you to self-quarantine for two weeks if you're traveling into them.
So you can imagine that tourism is down everywhere, but the industry has been hit harder in Montana than almost everywhere else. Montana placed at number 2 on a list WalletHub put together of states whose tourism have been most impacted by the Coronavirus.
Number one on the list is an obvious one - Hawaii. The list factors in elements like the states's dependency on tourism and its aggressiveness towards fighting the virus.
Also making the top 5 are Nevada, Vermont, and Massachusetts, while Arkansas came in at last place.