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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
MOT Events Throughout Maine and the World
MOT organizes or participates in tourism-related events worldwide, including its annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism, regional tourism workshops, and travel and trade shows in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Click the button below to check our specific Tourism calendar for information about tourism-related activities throughout the year. The link will also take you to specific pages for our premier events such as the Governor’s Conference.Events
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