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Hospitality: Inns face challenges, but finding buyers is not one of them

Laurie Schreiber |

Rick Wolf is an owner and partner with the B&B Team, specializing in lodging brokerage and consulting.

Government perspective: Pace of tourism may slow, but growth will continue

Laurie Schreiber |

Steve Lyons, director of the Maine Office of Tourism, predicts continued growth in visitor numbers, but perhaps at a slower rate.

Government perspective: Economic strong points include salmon farms, health services and tourism

Peter Van Allen |

Amanda Rector, the Maine state economist, has been a regular part of the Mainebiz forecast issue. While the format of the issue has evolved over the years, we continue to look to her for...

Maine Office of Tourism awards $46K to tourism-marketing projects across the state

Staff |

Maine Office of Tourism has awarded more than $46,000 in the latest cycle of Tourism Enterprise Grants, which are designed to fund smaller or focused tourism-marketing projects of nonprofit...

Westin Portland Harborview contracts with global hotel management firm

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Rockbridge, an Ohio-based hotel investment firm, has selected a global hotel management company to manage Westin Portland Harborview hotel, 157 High St., on the corner of Congress Street, in...

Government shutdown? No problem at Acadia — for now

Laurie Schreiber |

Despite the federal government shutdown and general lack of snow, visitation at Acadia National Park appears to be on par with previous winters and businesses say they haven’t seen any impact...

Boothbay Harbor waterfront zoning proposal could spark development

Laurie Schreiber |

Boothbay Harbor residents will consider zoning changes that would protect a working waterfront portion on the east side of the harbor while opening up other parts of the waterfront to development,...

Weather stymies Aroostook County snowmobile industry

Aroostook County lodgings have experienced room cancellations due to poor snowmobile trail conditions.

Legal challenge to Bar Harbor ferry zoning shot down

A Maine Superior Court judge has rejected a challenge to a Bar Harbor zoning amendment that allows redevelopment of the Eden Street ferry terminal.

Rufus Deering hotel development site sold to Norwich Partners

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Reger Dasco Properties has sold its fully approved hotel development site at the former Rufus Deering Lumber Co. in Portland to developer Norwich Partners LLC.