State of Maine Tourism Facts and Information
Maine Tourism is big. In fact, according to the Maine Tourism Association, Tourism is the largest industry in the State of Maine as measured by employment and sales. Maine is a popular four-season vacation destination although most visitors frequent Maine during the summer months. Out-of-state domestic visitors account for more than 70% of all travel expenditures. Ask us about visiting Maine or share comments. To feature your Maine Business, contact us.
Maine Travel & Tourism
Maine tourism and tourist dollars help to keep Maine working and help to keep revenues up and taxes down. In 2004, Maine visitors directly and indirectly generated;
- $13.6 billion dollars in sales of goods and services
- 176,600 jobs; and,
- $3.8 billion in total payroll
- $294 million in sales tax revenue
- $149 million in personal income tax
- $88 million in the gasoline tax
Maine Visitors Plan In Advance
More than 50% of the visitors to Maine plan trips for the summer months. Maine’s short but sweet summer is a busy time for the states’ better hotels, inns, and resorts so planning your vacation and making advance reservations is a very good idea. Our lodging section will provide additional information about Maine inns, hotels, resorts, and vacation rental properties.
Additional information about visiting Maine may be obtained by emailing us with your questions.
Official Maine Travel and Tourism Websites