Regional Assessment of our Tourism Industry

September 15, 2017

You Are Maine Tourism and we want to hear from you!

Please join the Maine Office of Tourism and DownEast Acadia Regional Tourism for a discussion around the regional tourism industry in DownEast Acadia.

We seek your input to help us assess the region's strengths as a tourism destination and to learn how we can work more collaboratively with the many businesses, individuals, and organizations helping to support and grow this industry.


MACHIAS - Sunrise County Economic Council, 7 Ames Way 9AM-12PM

ELLSWORTH - Public Library, 20 State Street, 2PM-5PM

Regional Tourism Assessments - The Maine Office of Tourism (MOT) is working with the international organization Destinations International to help DownEast Acadia tourism industry members explore our internal strengths and weaknesses through a formal survey and assessment.

The surveys are based upon variables representing destination strengths and weaknesses, and community support and engagement.  Once completed, we will receive a report highlighting the region's strong points and areas where improvements can be focused.

The 3-hour workshop is a public forum for tourism industry, community and market leaders to 1) gain an understanding of the process, 2) complete the survey and 3) discuss key factors that could help the region be a stronger destination.

Please help us invite tourism-related businesses, individuals, municipal and community leaders, politicians, economic and community development organizations, parks and recreation managers, local producers, artists and craftspeople, tour guides, seafood retailers, events coordinators and museum/historical society directors -  we want to hear from anyone who contributes to our diverse tourism industry!

Stumped on who to invite?  Click here to watch"I Am Maine Tourism"

For more information, please contact Crystal Hitchings at 207-546-3600 or