FAM Tours highlight different Maine tourism regions of scenic views, attractions, restaurants and hotels for tour operators to learn new destination opportunities in Maine.
Qualified group tour operators will experience the artistic, culinary and outdoor adventures that Maine has to offer their tour groups, ranging from large motor coach to smaller groups and niche markets. We will explore motor coach friendly attractions, restaurants and lodging with a group friendly itinerary that highlights the must-sees, hidden gems, adventures, wildlife, rich art and history of Maine.
The 2020 FAM Tour is scheduled for June 7-11, 2020 in the Bold Coast region of Maine. The FAM will start in Bangor and includes Ellsworth, Lubec and Bar Harbor.
Maine familiarization tours are conducted for qualified group tour operators.
The tours will focus on specific pre-selected tourism regions.
Participation is limited to group tour operators and by reservation only. Application does not guarantee a reservation.
Transportation to Maine is the tour operator's responsibility. Airport, train and bus station transfers are provided. Parking, when needed, will be provided at a designated hotel for the length of the FAM tour.
There is a FAM registration fee once the reservation is approved. The FAM fee covers accommodations, in-state coach transportation, meals, attractions and gratuities. Alcoholic drinks and purchased souvenirs are the participants responsibility.
The FAM tour is fast paced with aggressive time tables. Personal assistance is not available.
FAM tours are best suited for those with high mobility and stamina to keep up with the group.
Professional tour escorts will point out group-friendly restaurants, tour remarkable communities and conduct site inspections at selected hotel properties.
"I'm still talking about the wonderful time ... our FAM guide shared her knowledge of what our customers will experience from each visit, suggesting ideas along the way to further enhance a Maine tour. I saw a Maine that I never knew existed."