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Destination Marketing | Visit Portland MaineVisit Portland Marketing The Greater Portland Region of Maine
www.Visitportland.com
207-772-5800 | info@visitportland.com

Who We Are

We have been the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the Greater Portland region since 1982. Born as the Convention + Visitors Bureau we held that name for 35 years when we re-branded to Visit Portland in 2017. more info here

What does Visit Portland do?

A Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) is an organization that promotes a town, city, region, or country in order to increase the number of visitors. It promotes the development and marketing of a destination, focusing on convention sales,tourism marketing, and services.

Visit Portland is a not-for-profit organization charged with representing the Greater Portland region and enhancing the long-term development of communities through a travel and tourism strategy. Visit Portland is a membership-based organization, bringing together businesses that rely on tourism and meetings for revenue.


HOW IS VISIT PORTLAND DIFFERENT FROM THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE?


A Chamber of Commerce focuses on boosting the local economy by bringing new businesses into their area. Visit Portland focuses on boosting the local economy by bringing tourism, conventions, meetings, and events into the area.


WHAT DOES A DMO DO FOR A POTENTIAL VISITOR OR EVENT PLANNER?


For visitors, a DMO is like a key to the city. As a balanced resource, we can serve as a broker or an official point of contact for convention and meeting planners, tour operators and visitors. Our staff assists planners with meeting preparation and encourages business travelers and visitors alike to visit local historic, cultural and recreational sites.
  • We offer impartial information about a destination's services and facilities.
  • We save visitors time and energy as they are a "one-stop shop" for local tourism interests.
  • We provide a full-range of information about a destination.
  • We charge nothing for services. click here more information about how we are funded


WHY ARE Group Marketing AND TOURISM IMPORTANT?


Travel and tourism enhances the quality of life for a local community by providing jobs, increasing tax dollars for improvement of services and infrastructure and attracting facilities like restaurants, shops, festivals, and cultural and sporting venues that cater to both visitors and local residents. 

Tourism is one of America's largest industries:
  • $704 billion in direct travel expenditures by domestic and international travelers.
  • $1.2 trillion in direct, indirect and induced tourism-related output.
  • $113 billion in tax revenue for local, state and federal governments generated by direct travel expenditures.
  • 7.4 million direct travel-generated jobs.
  • $186 billion travel-generated payroll.
  • 10.1 million American workers are directly or indirectly employed by travel.
  • Indeed, travel and tourism is an economic engine and DMOs are the key drivers.

 
Who We Are Brochure

Destination Marketing driving Tourism and our Economy

Mission & Vision

Promoting Greater Portland as a preferred destination

Target Markets

Visitors, Meeting & Event Planners, and Tour Operators

Watch This Video

What we do from the President & CEO of Visit Portland

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207-772-5800 | info@visitportland.com