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Travel Trade Program | Portland MaineMembers Marketing Opportunities
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207-772-5800 | info@visitportland.com

Travel Trade Program

Reach Motorcoach & International Tour Operators

Let us do it for you! We attend several industry travel shows a year to promote our region. Attending a show can be quite expensive for a small business so by working together, we can provide the tour operator with a comprehensive look at the amazing opportunities we can offer their customers and help you to promote your business at the same time. 

TRAVEL TRADE PROGRAM

Visit Portland attends several conferences throughout the year (ABADiscover New England, and IPW) promoting the Greater Portland region and Maine as a viable destination for the motorcoach and international markets.

Combined we speak one-on-one with approximately 200-250 domestic and international tour operators. Tour operators receive a profile sheet including "what's new", events, services, itinerary ideas, and a link to our Travel Trade section of VisitPortland.com allowing them to peruse all the businesses wishing to work with these two lucrative markets.

We also work directly with the International Media promoting members who are wishing to work with the International Tour Operator. One of the largest marketing efforts of the Maine Office of Tourism is to market to the International & Motorcoach Markets - those markets know that they are "Travel Trade" and they specifically look at websites that speak directly to them and their special needs. It is very beneficial for them to specifically be under travel trade if they wish to work with the tour operator (domestic or international) market.

We sit on the Executive Committee of the Maine Motorcoach Network and are highly involved in the planning of the FAM Trip. Members who actively show an interest in attracting this market have a higher probability of being showcased on the FAM trip.

"For over 30 years, the Meadowmere Resort has welcomed tours to Ogunquit Maine from across the US and internationally. Many operators have been working with us for more than a decade – However we know partnerships, such as with the Portland CVB, help to grow new relationships in this important market. Often tour guests enjoy their introduction to Ogunquit and Maine so much that they return for a longer visit independently. Tours are a wonderful way to introduce our family hotel to new guests and share our real Maine hospitality.” – Allyson Cavaretta, Director Sales & Marketing, The Meadowmere Resort, Ogunquit, Maine.

Members participating with a listing under the travel trade section of VisitPortland.com receive

  • Representation at each of the trade shows ($12,000 value)
    • ABA: $3,500
    • DNE: $1,500
    • IPW: $7,000
  • 10 photo slide-show on your listing page allowing you to specifically display group travel images
  • Up to 300 words of text speaking directly to the tour operators
  • "Things To Know Grid" allowing tour operators to view your amenities & services at a glance (breakfast included, group rates, welcome reception, motorcoach parking etc.)
  • Events Calendar (post your tours, exhibits, tastings, special occasions, and events)
  • Links to your videos hosted on YouTube

The VisitPortland Travel Trade section receives over 60,000 page views with 23,000 of those being member listings!

Rates:

Standard Rate: $265.00/yr

FOR MORE INFORMATION


If you are interested in more information about the marketing opportunities please send us a message.
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