As we celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week 2024 with our first official Tourism Week here in Billings, we wanted to take this opportunity to introduce the amazing Visit Billings team. Today features Alex Tyson, Executive Director Visit Billings.

What’s your favorite thing about working in the travel & tourism industry?

Helping people create memories and explore this part of the world.

What’s your favorite ‘hidden gem’ in the city of Billings?

Any trail really but get on top of the Rims and explore. From the Back 9 and Zimmerman to Four Dances National Recreation Area–the trails and views are amazing.

If you could give one piece of advice to a first time visitor to Billings, what would you let them know?

Engage with the community. Hit downtown. Go to a museum or festival. You’ll connect and find a great destination with amazing people.

When you think of the phrase “quintessentially Billings,” what comes to mind?

The Rimrocks.

What is your favorite local event? Favorite thing to do in the summer?

Tough to pick one: Bike the Rimrocks, hang out at the St. John’s Summer Concert Series, or the Big Sky State Games’ Soaked Run and Opening Ceremonies.