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2016 Rally Participants

The Maine Woods Consortium is a network of non-profit organizations, businesses, and government agencies dedicated to advancing a “triple bottom line” approach (economy, environment, community) to enhance human and environmental well-being in the Maine Woods region.

The Consortium partners are working together to build economic vitality in the Maine Woods through development of a network of Rural Destination Areas where clustered amenities, such as recreational trail and water access, hospitality services, transportation infrastructure, high quality events, and vibrant downtowns attract visitors, businesses and new residents.

We are currently working on a new website with up-to-date information on the following Maine Woods Consortium activities:

  • Rural Destination Development
  • Maine Wood Tourism Training Initiative
  • Maine Woods Discovery, Cooperative Marketing Program
  • Network & Policy Development

 In the meantime, feel free to explore this site to learn about past work, and check back for information on out 5th Maine Woods Tourism Rally in spring 2018!

2016 Maine Woods Destination Rally

More than 80 tourism leaders from across the Maine Woods gathered on May 3 to help launch Maine’s new Rural Destination Area program and learn about destination tourism models from across the country. 

The event was the fourth regional tourism gathering convened by the Maine Woods Consortium in the past five years as part of its work to create jobs and rural economic  opportunity by positioning the Maine Woods as a top quality travel destination for outdoor recreationists and experiential travelers.

Scroll down for links to 2016 Destination Rally presentations.

  • “These events are critical to the success of the Maine Woods region as a destination. They help us collaborate and put us on the map.”
  • “I've attended two Destination Rallies and walked away both times feeling better informed and energized!”
  • “I typically come to MWC with a healthy dose of skepticism but each time the rally's presentations provoke positive thoughts on how I can do my work more effectively in my community.”

Click the links below to access 2016 Destination Rally presentations:

Maine Office of Tourism:

 Travel Oregon: Rural Destination Studio:

 Bredeson Outdoor Adventures: What Makes a Marketable Travel Experience?

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