Maine's become such a draw for visitors outside of its traditional markets that a weak year from Canada won't hurt as much as it used to.
On the flip side: It's a good time for Americans to visit Canada this summer.
With so many glossy travel publications touting the personalized service available at brand-name resorts, it is easy to forget that a personal touch is embedded in the experience at small, family-run spots.
Maine is experiencing the benefits of a rebounding economy and hoping the hot weather - terrible for city dwellers - helps accelerate their growth.
Introducing new inventory to a market must be balanced against by a rise in tourism, but too often the number of rooms exceed the number of visitors -- especially in off-season months.
Denver continued to promote itself as a young active city even after its marijuana legalization vote, which would make Portland the first U.S. city to turn its laid-back attitude about drugs into an official marketing campaign.
The economies of towns dependent on national park tourism could be hit again if cruise ships alter itineraries, which robs the towns of another important source of revenue.
BikeMaine is a very creative way to showcase communities and tourism, and to boost the local economy. It should garner lots of publicity as the cyclists roll through the state.
Despite the meaningful backstory behind Portland’s new brand, it still fails to distinguish the city from its West Coast counterpart or give visitors a sense of the city without an understanding its history.
Maine's tourism authorities could better spend their time and lobbying efforts elsewhere, instead of drawing straw man arguments. Consumers, vast majority who want to come and spend money in Maine, won't be comparison shopping based on these tiny tax increases.