September 2023 Partner Newsletter

September 2023 Partner Newsletter

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In this issue:

  • PTDD Passes
  • Port Share Promise
  • Recent Media Projects
  • Agents of Change
  • Maine Office of Tourism Stakeholder Meeting

Welcome to our redesigned newsletter.  We hope this layout makes it easy to read and stay on top of updates, industry trends, and news.  


After working on establishing a Tourism Development District for the past four (4) years, we are excited to tell you that the Portland City Council passed the proposed  Portland Tourism Development District at the council meeting held on September 18, 2023.

We will continue to inform our partnership regarding upcoming changes over the next few months as we move to establish the next steps.   Read press release

Port Share Promise

Cruise Portland, made up of representation from several local organizations that include Visit Portland, have worked together to launch a new pilot initiative: Port Share Promise. This initiative helps the influx of visitors and traffic that comes with the estimated 150,000 passengers from cruise ships this fall.  Read more

Recent Media Projects

We work with qualified media professionals, creating itineraries and press trips that feature our partners. Take a look at some of the Media and PR campaigns we have worked on this year.

  • Family Themed Trip
  • Black Travel Maine Media Tour
  • 3-Region Partnership: Sustainable Camper Trip

Read more

Reading Visitor's Guide, Photo Credit: Capshore Photography
Reading Visitor’s Guide, Photo Credit: Capshore Photography


Looking to improve your marketing skills? Join fyte new media at their 9th Annual Agents of Change Confernece on October 4 and 5. Experts from the US and Canada are coming with the latest strategies and tactics on AI, SEO, GA4, social media, and more.

There are regular tickets, VIP passes, and digitial passes available if you cannot attend in person. Use promo code VISITPORTLAND to save $25 off any ticket purchase. Learn more

MOT Stakeholder Meeting

Quarterly updates from the Maine Office of Tourism.  Here what they have been up to and what is next on the horizon. The most recent meeting was held on September 21, 2023.  

Meeting recording 

Fall 2023 Paid Media Campaign

Register for the next meeting on December 7, 11am – 12:30pm  (Register)