Can You Guess How Many Tourists Visit Maine In The Summer?
Maine is getting ready for a giant influx of tourists starting this Memorial Day weekend. Did you know over 26 MILLION visitors came to Maine last summer? WOW! That's pretty incredible considering there are only 1.33 million of us in the state. According to the State of Maine Department of Economic and Community Development:
"While Summer is the strongest season for tourism in Maine, with approximately two in three visitors coming during the summer months, Maine is seeing visitation grow in all seasons. An estimated 26.2 million visitors came to Maine during Summer 2017, an increase of 4.5 percent over 2016. Tourism visitation grew by nearly 11 percent during the 2017 Winter season (December-April), and increased by 3.5 percent in the 2017 Fall season (September-November) over the previous year, following double-digit increases in 2015 and 2016."
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