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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Pledge to Protect ME for Visitors to Maine

DECD has launched the Pledge to Protect ME, an online alternative to the Certificate of Compliance form required for visitors before booking lodging. The Pledge is linked from the Travel Protocols page for visitors. FAQs for businesses with detail on how the Pledge is implemented is available at

Jessie Perkins

Monday, July 6, 2020
July 9 - Tourism Industry Listening Session

Do you work in the tourism industry? Join BDN reporters for a listening session about your field. We want to learn from you what issues are on your mind, how you are adapting, and what you need to help navigate the new and changing environment.

Jessie Perkins

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Governor's Retail, tourism and hospitality subcommittee seeks input

Earlier this month, Governor Mills created the Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee which meets every week on Fridays. A Tourism, Hospitality & Retail Subcommittee has been created and is meeting multiple times each week to help address the issues related to these critical sectors.

Jessie Perkins

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Staycationland: Panel with tourism & hospitality pros projected about this summer. Sponsored by Maine Magazine.

Panelists include Steve Lyons of Maine Office of Tourism, Bob Montgomery-Rice of Bangor Savings Bank, Steve Hewins of Hospitality Maine, Tina Hewett-Gordon of Nonantum Resort, and more, moderated by Bill Green.

Jessie Perkins

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