January 2024 Partner Newsletter

January 2024 Partner Newsletter

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In This Issue:

  • Early Bird Discount Annual Meeting
  • 2023 Visitor Information Center Stats
  • Industry News + Events

Annual Meeting – Early Bird Ends 1/26

8:30am – 1:30pm
Networking, Exhibits, Brunch, Marketing Update, Awards, Workshops

$60 partners
$75 non-partners

We are excited to announce Will Wohler of Wohler & Co. will be offering complimentary headshots to attendees during the exhibitions.

2023 Visitor Information Stats

• The Visitor Information Center received 33,588 visitors (not including cruise ship passengers) in 2023. This is an 8.5% increase over 2022.
• The busiest month was August with over 10,000 visitors.
• There were 157,775 cruise visitors and 55 ships from June 21 thru November.
•  There were 179 motorcoach visits with almost 7,000 passengers combined.

Industry News + Events

  • Take the Maine Office of Tourism Strategic Plan Survey by 1/26.   Click here
  • The Portland Regional Chamber is surveying their members on Portland’s Emergency Minimum Wage ordinance.   Take survey here
  • Portland Downtown is hosting a Public Restroom Forum with author Lezlie Lowe of “No Place to Go: How Public Toilets Fail Our Private Needs” on February 13.   Register here
  • HospitalityMaine’s 2024 Maine Lodging & Restaurant Show will be on March 27 at Cross Insurance Arena.   Learn more
  • National Travel & Tourism Week this year is May 19-25, 2024.   Learn more