Maine Woods Tourism Training Initiative

Project Status: Completed.

Description: The Maine Woods Consortium has sponsored a tourism training program for managers and frontline workers in the Maine Woods. The Katahdin Tourism Partnership is serving as the local support network for the program in the Katahdin area. Please see MWC website for additional information about the regional program.

Recent Training Opportunities:

  • FREE Know Your Region workshops on March 26 from 9am-noon at the Patten Lumbermen’s Museum and 3pm-6pm at the Katahdin Region Higher Education Center in East Millinocket. This workshop is sponsored by the Katahdin Tourism Partnership. Click here to view workshop flyer.
  • Working Forest Bus Tour for Hospitality Workers: Help your guests appreciate Maine’s working forest on May 3 from 9am-4pm. The bus tour starts and ends at the Moosehead Marine Museum. This tour is for guides, lodging personnel, and other tourism-related workers interested in learning how working forests work. Click here to view workshop flyer.
  • Putting It Together: How to Build Itineraries & Packages
    November 13 from 9am to noon at the Katahdin Region Higher Education Center in East Millinocket. This FREE workshop is presented by the Maine Office of Tourism. Today’s visitors expect more from their vacation experience than a simple wildlife tour, recreation opportunity or food and lodging. As the market changes, tourism businesses need to change too. Superior customer service is moving towards a new model focused on creating customized exploration itineraries and travel packages designed to highlight Maine in new and meaningful ways. Click here for more information on the workshop.
  • Collaboration, Branding and Community Vitality – This one day workshop on April 19 from 9am to 4pm at the University of Maine at Farmington is for Appalachian Trail Communities in Maine (namely Rangeley, Monson and aspiring Millinocket) and will explore ways that communities can collaborate and expand methods to promote the natural, scenic, recreational and cultural heritage resources while preserving the pristine beauty and unique aspects of the region. Click here to view the workshop flyer.

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