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    RSVP for the 2016 Maine Woods Destination Rally

    Tuesday, May 3rd
    Morgan Hill Event Center, Hermon, ME

    Join tourism leaders from across the Maine Woods for a day-long rally to help launch Maine’s new Rural Destination Area program and learn about tourism development models from across the country. Space is limited so RSVP! The day will feature peer discussions, local project updates and presentations including:

    1. Maine Office of Tourism: The Maine Thing Campaign Overview & Maine’s New Rural Destination Area Program: Carolann Ouellette will present an overview of the evolution of The Maine Thing Campaign and the Office of Tourism’s 2016 marketing plan. She will be joined by Donna Moreland, the Office’s new Destination Development Specialist to discuss the state’s new program focusing on destination and product development/experiences in support of developing Rural Destination Areas.

    2. Travel Oregon’s Rural Tourism Studio Program: Harry Dalgaard, Regional Investment Program Manager at Travel Oregon, will lead a discussion about their award-winning rural destination development program.  Follow this link to a great video about their work: Communities Powered by Travel: John Day River Territory, Oregon.

    3. Bredeson Outdoor Adventures: What Makes a Marketable Travel Destination? Deborah Lewis, founder and CEO of Bredeson Outdoor Adventures, will discuss the destination qualities she looks for when developing active travel tour packages for clients from across the country and around the world. Bredeson offers guided and self-guided hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and multi-sport adventures in destinations across North and South America, New Zealand, and Europe.

    RSVP Here for the event. Space is Limited. We look forward to seeing you there!

    To learn more, contact a member of Maine Woods Consortium Coordinating Team or contact Network Coordinator Mike Wilson of the Northern Forest Center at or 207-767-9952


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