Let us hear from you! As Maine’s summer tourism season ramps up with the warmer weather, we are preparing for questions from media and tour operators about “what’s new” in Maine. Please send us any information you have to share about new, renovated, upgraded or expanded

-          Attractions

-          Restaurants

-          Lodging

Are you offering any special 2017 deals for Canadian visitors? Please send details and dates so we can share with the Canadian press.

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The new This is Me campaign work is now posted in the advertising section of Watch the television ad.

The latest Maine Quarterly issue, “Paths and Pictures Taken” was published this month, featuring the work of 5 Instagrammer influencers with over 2.6 million combined followers. The instagrammers visited Maine for a week in June 2016, traveling throughout the state and posting photos. 

Download the “Paths and Pictures Taken” Quarterly content kit for images and instructions to link to photo coverage of your region from your own website or social channels. 


Online applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2017 round of Tourism Enterprise Marketing Grants and Special Event Marketing Grants at

The Tourism Enterprise Marketing Grants Program was established in 2014 to support the tourism-related projects of smaller organizations with funding to help them grow or launch new initiatives. Grants are reviewed and awarded biannually, and range from $2,500-$10,000.

The deadline to apply is May 12, 2017.  See the MOT Marketing Grant Guidelines at


Recent articles about Maine published as a direct result of MOT's PR program include a story in Cape Air Bird’s Eye View; an Epoch Times story on Windjamming; an article about the Central Maine Highlands in Roaming the Americasand a skiing article on the blog The Girl and Globe. Maine was included in an article in the Huffington Post on reasons to visit the Northeast U.S.; a piece featuring Steven King's Maine; parents.coma festivals feature in Essence;  National Parks Traveler; and a story on great islands for walking trips in The Daily Telegraph (UK). Articles on the Marsden Hartley’s Maine exhibit appeared in dozens of AP outlets, with additional stories in, Everett Potter’s Travel Report and the Huffington Post. 

To connect your business with travel writers visiting Maine, join our PR Partners program.


The indie horror film “Island Zero”, based on a script by  Maine author Tess Gerritson and filmed in Maine last spring will have its Maine premiere at the Emerge Film Festival next week on Saturday, April 29th. The film is directed by the author‘s son, Josh Gerritsen, and features veteran actress Laila Robins of the Showtime TV series "Homeland". Watch the trailer.


The social media blog Simply Measured offers a status update for Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat in 2017, with advice on whether you should take action, wait and see, or ignore new options.


Destination Marketing and Management Forum (DMAI)is a premier event for destination marketing and management professionals, offering training and professional development for destination marketing associations, CVB’s and tourism boards.

When: July 11-14

Where: Montreal, Canada

Registration and Agenda


U.S. Travel Association’s Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) is the only national forum where tourism destination professionals at the state, regional and local level get critical tools, tips and information to help them better market and grow their destinations.

When: August 26-29

Where: Minneapolis, MN

Registration and Agenda

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