June 2023 Partner Newsletter

June 2023 Partner Newsletter



  • Frontline Orientation
  • Industry News
  • Partner Portal Update
  • Featured B2B Partner
  • New Partners


Frontline Orientation. Photo Credit: Visit Portland

Thank you to all who attended and exhibited at our Frontline Orientation.

We love being able to host this important event for our community’s frontline staff. 

For those who attended and exhibited, please take a moment to fill out our survey – we appreciate your feedback.



  • A recent survey shows 89% of travelers have travel plans within the next six months. Read more
  • In 2022, visitor spending generated over $2 billion in economic impact to the Greater Portland region, which is 17.6% more than 2021. Read more
  • According to AFAR Magazine, Gen Z travel is up 256% from 2022, and Gen Y is up 75%. -Laura Redman, Digital Content Creator, AFAR Magazine
  • Meeting Food & Beverage Trends –  Read more
  • “Influencer technology has enabled businesses in the travel and tourism industry to target their marketing efforts more effectively.” Read more
  • The Importance of Sustainable Tourism – Read more
  • Destination Marketing Trends for 2023 – Read more
  • The average number of daily visitors by month at Visit Portland’s Information Center is up 13% from 2022.


As a result of Partner feedback , we have revamped the Service Request page on the Partner Portal for our Tier II and III service/facilities partners. To streamline the process and make the page easier to navigate, we’ve edited and repositioned the informative columns for the open bids list (see screenshot below).

Partner Portal Pro-Tips:

  • Use the “manage filters” tool to organize, add, or remove information columns displayed on your Service Request list.  Doing this will effect your personal service request page.
  • Double click the column header to re-arrange the order of your list.
  • Respond within the individual service request to help us know you’ve addressed the piece of business and to help organize your list.

For further assistance with sales leads + service requests please contact:

Abby Warren, our Group Sales Manager, by emailing abby@visitportland.com or call 207.772.4994 ext. 227


Capshore Photography Logo, Provided by Capshore Photography

Capshore Photography is a Southern Maine photography duo whose passion is creating authentic images to support brands in telling their story using both traditional and aerial drone photography.


Planet Botanicals

Ethically sourced, high quality, organic & plant-based ingredients around the world to nurture your skin.

Bay Ferries – The Cat

High-speed ferry service between Nova Scotia, Canada and Maine. Plenty of on-board amenities and a knowledgeable staff.

Bluebird Ocean Point Inn

Perched on the rocky shoreline and backed by pine forests and rolling hills, Bluebird Ocean Point Inn is the idyllic coastal Maine summer getaway.

Cunningham Farm Events

With over 90 acres, Cunningham Farm is a boutique Maine wedding and events venue set in picturesque New Gloucester, Maine.

Maine Irish Heritage Center

Iconic Portland landmark with 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, perfect for receptions, banquets, lectures, concerts, and more.

Maine Adventure Company

Maine Adventure Company is a one-stop adventure vehicle rental company specializing in fully stocked all-season camper van rentals.

Rigby Yard

Just steps away from popular restaurants, bars, hotels and shopping, Rigby Yard is centrally located in the Old Port on historic Wharf St.

Ballast by Portland Schooner Co.

Located in the heart of the historic Old Port in Portland, Maine, Ballast is a boutique event space overflowing with old world charm.