October 2023 Partner Newsletter

October 2023 Partner Newsletter

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In this issue:

  • Board Nominations
  • Upcoming Industry News + Events
  • Meet our Media Coordinator

Board Nominations

Are you interested in serving on the Visit Portland Board of Directors?  If so, please submit your nomination by October 25. Board Nomination Form

Upcoming Industry Events

  • Maine Tourism Association’s Tourism Workforce Summit is being held on October 25 at Harraseeket Inn.   Register here
  • Join Destination New England on November 1 for their marketing update on the region, and a training on working with the international market with International Inbound Travel Association (IITA).   Register for online or in-person attendance here
  • Maine Office of Tourism’s Q4 Stakeholder Update will be on December 7 via Zoom. Register here

Holiday Travel Outlook is Positive

According to the latest Longwoods International tracking study of American travelers, 92% of them have travel plans in the next six months, and 33% of them plan to spend more on holiday travel this year compared to a year ago.  Only 16% of travelers plan to spend less on holiday travel this year, while 52% expect their holiday travel spending to be comparable to last year. (full report)

Meet our Media Coordinator

Lauren Peters is from Northern Virginia, but her extended family lived in Maine. Because of this she spent almost every summer, holiday, and birthday here. After graduating from Virginia Tech with a major in Communication Studies and a minor in Psychology, Lauren  wanted to move to her ‘happy place’ and now lives in South Portland. As Media Coordinator, Lauren keeps our various media pages up to date, like our website and social media channels.  (Welcome Lauren)