MOT News & Updates
Tourism’s Effects: Positive & Profound
Tourism is one of Maine’s largest and most vibrant industries. The Maine Office of Tourism (MOT), a division of the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, markets Maine as a tourism destination and helps steer Maine’s tourism industry.
Maine’s tourism industry is huge and growing. Total recent tourism expenditures were over 6 billion dollars a year – which equals $191 per second. Tourism employs almost 107,000 people, about 16% of the state’s workforce.
Research is key to MOT’s efforts to bring more visitors to Maine. For more information on how MOT crafts its marketing campaigns – and how well they’ve worked – click the button below.Research
The Maine Office of Tourism’s Programs and Services
MOT offers many programs and services through its staff and contractors.
Included are advertising, PR, web and on-line media, communications, regional tourism partnerships and joint programs with Maine tourism organizations. MOT also works to educate, develop and expand Maine’s burgeoning tourism economy.
For more information about MOT’s programs and services, click the button below.Programs & Services
Maine Destination Management Plan
The Maine Office of Tourism has begun work on creating a state-wide destination management plan. Together with Maine tourism industry stakeholders and residents we will work to establish benchmarks that support destination stewardship, and balance our industry’s growth with residential quality of life and the inherent qualities that have always drawn people to Maine for vacationing and active, outdoor recreation pursuits.Destination Management Plan
MOT’s Partner Organizations and Programs
MOT works with tourism partners on many different projects including overseeing the state’s Regional Tourism program, operating Maine’s Visitors’ Centers, expanding motor coach touring and encouraging and overseeing cruise-ship tourism in the state.
For information on these programs, click the button below.Partner Organizations