WASHINGTON (Oct. 20, 2015)—National Geographic Travel today announced the launch of a new online hub, “Montana’s Ultimate Road Trips,” which features an interactive digital map showcasing eight road trips throughout Montana that offer a purposeful and authentic way for visitors to experience the state. The hub is a result of the partnership between National Geographic Travel and the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development (MOTBD).
“Montana’s Ultimate Road Trips” highlights the best routes to visit all corners of Montana. Developed around themes such as “Main Street Adventures,” “Yellowstone Country” and “Great Plains Adventure,” the road trips each take four to six days to complete and vary in distance from 265 to 400 miles. Each suggested itinerary features must-visit sites, recommendations for places to stay and eat, seasonal notes and detours. The interactive map displays points of interests along each route that users may click on to view photos, information and tips.
The hub also houses stunning photo galleries and a video of Montana so road trippers can preview some of the sites they can expect to see. “Montana’s Ultimate Road Trips” may be explored online at http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/local-montana/road-trips/.
“With 75,000 miles of public road connecting a diverse and spectacular landscape, Montana is second to none when it comes to road trip destinations,” said Meg O’Leary, Montana Department of Commerce director. “The exciting National Geographic-MOTBD partnership uses the global reach of the National Geographic brand to help visitors explore some of the best Montana has to offer and to bring their business into our communities across the state.”
Previously, MOTBD partnered with National Geographic Travel for the online hub “Where the Locals Go: Montana,” which showcases authentic, insider travel experiences from locals in the know.
About National Geographic Travel
National Geographic Travel is the travel arm of the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, founded in 1888. National Geographic Travel creates authentic, meaningful and engaging travel experiences through National Geographic Traveler magazine; National Geographic Expeditions; National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World; digital travel content; travel books; maps; and travel photography programs. National Geographic Traveler (eight issues per year) is the world’s most widely read travel magazine and has 17 international editions. National Geographic Expeditions, the travel program of the Society, offers a variety of unique travel experiences led by top experts to more than 80 destinations across all seven continents. Travel opportunities include family and student expeditions, active adventures, private jet trips and voyages on the six expedition ships in the National Geographic-Lindblad fleet, as well as photography workshops, expeditions and seminars. The National Geographic Travel digital group shares its inspiring and authoritative digital content such as trip ideas, photo galleries, blogs and apps with its @NatGeoTravel community of 10 million. National Geographic Travel books bring readers curated travel advice, photography and insider tips. Follow National Geographic Travel @NatGeoTravel on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+.
About the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development (MOTBD)
Montana’s partnership with National Geographic is just one component of an extensive campaign. Every corner of Montana’s six tourism regions is steeped in authentic Big Sky Country culture and spirit. These lesser-known places offer immersive travel experiences. From hiking the badlands of Makoshika State Park to savoring fresh huckleberry pie at a café in Polebridge, MOTBD works to promote the unique experiences, places and people that make up Big Sky Country. Travelers may share their “Ultimate Road Trip” adventures with the #MontanaMoment hashtag and by following @VisitMontana on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.