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Maine Motorcoach Network

MAINE MOTORCOACH NETWORK is an all volunteer 501(c)6 non-profit organization founded in 2010 to promote group tours in Maine. The MAINE MOTORCOACH NETWORK mission is to increase the revenue to Maine businesses by promoting motor coach and group travel to the State of Maine.

What We Do

Conduct targeted sales missions in Eastern U.S. & Canada Create and execute targeted familiarization (FAM) tours Coordinate presence at industry trade shows and events Support Maine Office of Tourism's development of tour operator tools Provide information sharing, education and business networking opportunity meetings Award an annual scholarship for a Maine college student pursuing a career in a hospitality or tourism field.

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Participant Benefits

Receive free newsletters and information about past and upcoming events Attend free bi-monthly meetings for tour group information sharing and business networking at different locations throughout Maine Participate in Committee activities Receive free sales leads Advertise in the annual state-wide Group Travel Guide at a low cost Engage in FAM and sales trade shows, sponsorships and events at a low cost Join in the annual American Bus Association (ABA) Marketplace, in partnership with The Maine Office of Tourism, distributing Maine Motorcoach Network Group profile sheets through sponsorships. ABA hosts over 3,500 tour operators, suppliers and exhibitors in the group tour industry. Hundreds of tour operator business cards and leads are collected during this four-day tradeshow and made available to sponsors

Executive Committee Structure

Chair: Executive Committee and meeting facilitation: Chris Riccardo, Visit Portland Vice Chair: Assists Chair and facilitates as needed: Ariel Taschereau, The Nonantum Resort Secretary: Creates newsletters, meeting agendas and minutes: Trish Portanova, Clarion Hotel Treasurer: Handles and reports all financial activity: Norm Forgey, Maine Day Trip Tours FAM Committee Chair: Directs FAM Committee activity: Amber Davis, Embassy Suites by Hilton Sales Mission Chair: Directs Sales Mission Committee activity: Ian Pitchforth, Hampton Inn Saco Development Committee Chair: Directs Development Committee activity: Jenn Tomlinson, The CAT - Bay Ferries Maine State Liaison, support and guidance: Chiara Moriconi, Maine Office of Tourism Past Chair: Provides support and guidance: Dede Daigle, Witham Family Hotels Executives At Large: Jennifer Aucoin, Moosehead Marine Museum Anna Henderson, The Olympia Companies Don Littlefield, The Maine Brew Bus Troy Munford, Sunday River

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Group Travel Guide

Motor Coach Resource Information and Participation

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Sales Mission

Sponsorship and Participation Information

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FAM Tours

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Meetings Schedule (10:00am - 12:30pm)

PARTICIPANT MEETINGS SCHEDULE
December 3, 2019 – Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport

EXECUTIVE MEETINGS SCHEDULE
2020

Governor’s Conference on Tourism

April 15-16, 2020 – Bangor