Partner Organizations

Maine’s Tourism Regions

Maine is divided into eight tourism regions, each represented by a non-profit Regional Destination Marketing Organization (RDMO). These organizations work with MOT to help market the state and their individual regions through diverse campaigns including websites, on-line and print advertising, attendance at travel shows, etc. The regional organizations and their representatives are:

Aroostook County

Jacob Pelkey
(207) 498-5065
[email protected]

DownEast & Acadia

Cecil Gardner
(207) 259-0382
[email protected]


Greater Portland & Casco Bay

Lynn Tillotson
(207) 772-4994
[email protected]

Kennebec Valley

Tanya Griffeth
(207) 557-0939
[email protected]

Maine’s Lakes & Mountains

Ethan Vinson
(207) 783-9186
[email protected]

The Maine Beaches

Ed Hodgdon
(207) 536-8192
[email protected]



The Maine Highlands

Angela Arno
(800) 478-4281
[email protected]

Maine Motorcoach Network

Founded in 2010, the Maine Motorcoach Network is a non-profit group of Maine businesses working together to promote motorcoach and group travel to the State of Maine. Partnerships with MOT include:

  • The Maine Motorcoach Network Group Travel Guide
  • The American Bus Association Annual Marketplace
  • Annual Tour Operator Sales Missions
  • Annual Tour Operator Familiarization Trips


With the guidance of MOT, the Maine Department of Transportation and the Maine Port Authority, the CruiseMaine Coalition seeks to provide information, education, support and promotion for Maine communities seeking sustainable cruise ship tourism, infrastructure investment, and economic and destination development.

Maine Tourism Association

The Maine Tourism Association has been around for nearly a century. Its membership consists of a blend of local leaders and organizations united in a vision to create economic opportunities for its membership and promote the unique quality of the Maine tourism experience. The Association has a long-standing partnership with MOT to promote the tourism economy.

The Association works with MOT, via contract, to operate Maine’s Visitors’ Centers. ‘Maine Invites You,’ the State’s primary printed tourism guide, is published by the Association. MOT partners with the Association to distribute the guides.

Maine Sports Commission

The Maine Sports Commission, a nonprofit organization, works to advance, elevate and promote Maine as a four season sports destination, strengthening the state through sports tourism, encouraging healthy, active lifestyles.

Recent research:  The Economic Contribution of Organized Sports Events & Sports Tourism in Maine