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Special Guest Presenters from this webinar included:
"The Role of Research Panels in Montana Tourism Research"
Dr. Christine Oschell
Assistant Director The Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research, The University of Montana
This presentation will reflect gas prices and how the prices of gas are impacting travel in Montana. Using a research panel very important insights were found and had an impact on major decisions made by the Montana Office of Tourism.
"Domestic Medical Travel"
Dr. Simon Hudson
Director and Endowed Chair
Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development, The University of South Carolina
Medical Tourism is becoming more and more popular throughout the US as many are traveling to other medical practices to save money and find quicker, better or more affordable treatment. The most sought after medical procedures by travelers include non life threatening planned out treatments (elective procedures) and specialized surgeries such as joint replacement, cardiac surgery, dental surgery, and cosmetic surgeries.