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Maine Office of Tourism promotes Marsden Hartley exhibit in NYC

An exhibit of paintings by a Maine native that opened in New York City last week is getting some additional promotion from the Maine Office of Tourism.

'Queen City' among '24 coolest towns in the U.S.'

Matador Network, the world's largest independent travel publisher, ranks Bangor among “the 24 coolest towns in the United States.”

Bayside Bowl completes multimillion-dollar expansion

Bayside Bowl has completed its 10-month, multimillion-dollar expansion in Portland that includes new amenities and a rooftop solar system.

Sunday River Golf Club sells at auction

Newry Holdings of Portland purchased the Sunday River Golf Club at auction Wednesday for $700,000.

Visitors spent $6B in Maine last year

Visitor spending was up 6% last year, with $6 billion being shelled out by an estimated 35.8 million visitors.

Auburn medical tourism stalls for lack of investors

A $40 million proposal to create a Chinese medical tourism facility in Auburn has stalled, with its backers saying the project is still looking for investors to proceed.

Winterstick Snowboards opens R&D site near Sugarloaf


Winterstick Snowboards, a Carrabassett Valley company, opened its West Mountain R&D Lab at Sugarloaf to do R&D and design hand-crafted retail and custom boards “tailored to meet respective...

Arena trustees: Two groups want to bring pro hockey in Portland

Two groups have expressed interest in bringing an ECHL professional hockey team to Portland, trustees of Cross Insurance Arena announced Wednesday.

Ski industry taps technology, diversifies to expand its $300M yearly impact

Laurie Schreiber |

Tourism in rural Maine relies heavily on the ski and snowmobile industries. For Maine's $300 million skiing industry, investing in energy-efficient snowmaking equipment is an essential part of...

Tourism conference will focus on finding workers


Workforce development will be a key theme at the 2017 Maine Governor's Conference on Tourism.