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We're Leading Maine's Largest Industry
About Maine Tourism Association

Maine Tourism Association, a private nonprofit membership organization, has been promoting business and leisure travel to Maine since 1922. Originally called the Maine Publicity Bureau, the organization was created “to maintain and operate a bureau and offices for the purpose of acquiring and disseminating information concerning the business interests of the State of Maine”. The Maine Legislature chartered the Maine Publicity Bureau in 1938 to ensure it continued to promote tourism through the publication and distribution of travel information. In 1999 the name was changed to the Maine Tourism Association to better reflect our mission.

Today, the Maine Tourism Association promotes Maine travel in a variety of ways, with the goal of increasing visitation to the state. By banding together with professional leadership and organizations across the State of Maine, we create economic opportunities for our membership and promote the unique quality of the Maine tourism experience.

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When you join the Maine Tourism Association, you'll gain access to dozens of membership benefits to sustain and build your business.
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Workforce Development
Find great employees and develop your workforce using our own in-house staffing service for MTA members: Maine Tourism Staffing Solutions!
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Marketing Opportunities
We offer dozens of ways to advertise your business, online, in print, and in person!
Maine Tourism Association Legislative Advocacy
Legislative Advocacy
We are your lobbyists. The Maine Tourism Association works tirelessly with the state legislators to protect funds that bring visitors to Maine, and to advance public policy that will improve tourism...


Have a question about how we serve the Maine tourism industry? Interested in becoming a member of the Maine Tourism Association? Contact Us!