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Maine Maritime Museum launches $3.3M ‘first impressions’ upgrade

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Maine Maritime Museum broke ground this week on what it says will be a “transformative” $3.3 million renovation of its Bath grounds.

Maine Tourism CEO elected to trade association board

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Maine Tourism Association CEO Chris Fogg was elected to the U.S. Travel Association’s board of directors as an at-large director for 2019-21.

Steep decline in January visitation at Acadia blamed on several factors

Laurie Schreiber |

Visitor numbers at Acadia National Park took a steep dive in January. According to the National Park Service's monthly report, there were 5,832 recreational visitors in the Mount Desert Island...

Guess which Maine beach made TripAdvisor’s Top 25 list?

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TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, today announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice awards for the 25 best U.S. beaches.

Sugarloaf tops 200 inches of snow before March — first time in 20 years

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Sunday’s snowstorm deposited 12 inches of snow at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley, pushing the resort’s cumulative snowfall so far this winter to 201 inches.

FAME financing propels development of Rumford hotel

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A 63-room Best Western hotel, that's intended to serve area lodging needs and help revitalize downtown Rumford and River Valley area, will get loan backing from the Finance Authority of Maine, whose...

Portland Jetport sets all-time passenger record

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More than 2.13 million passengers used the Portland International Jetport in 2018, making it the all-time busiest year in the jetport's history. Overall traffic at the jetport was up 14.6%...

Fall day trips to Maine up, but overnight visitors are spending more

MAUREEN MILLIKEN |

Fall day trips in Maine in 2018 were up significantly from 2017, with overnight visitors spending more, according to a report from the Maine State Office of Tourism.

BikeMaine route will span Waterville area and midcoast

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The 2019 BikeMaine route will begin and end at Waterville's growing hotspot, Head of Falls.

Portland is nation's 25th healthiest city in WalletHub ranking

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Portland was listed as the nation's 25th healthiest city out of 174 ranked by the personal finance website WalletHub.

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