The annual Canada/New England Cruise Symposium will be held in Bar Harbor on Jun
The annual Canada/New England Cruise Symposium will be held in Bar Harbor on June 1, and those involved in Maine's tourism industry plan to showcase what the state has to offer. Though the cruise industry is growing, Maine must compete with port towns down the Eastern Seaboard and up into Canada. Cruise-ship passengers spend over twice as much per day as typical Maine tourists, and smaller towns like Rockland and Bath want to capture some of the market. The Maine Port Authority and the CruiseMaine Coalition are jointly marketing new coastal destinations to cruise lines. Besides the immediate benefits, cruise-ship visits extend the tourist season and encourage longer repeat visits by passengers. With details on the potential environmental impacts of cruise ships and on how harbor service providers profit from the lines.
Cruise vessels, Tourist trade
Donahue, Sean, "The annual Canada/New England Cruise Symposium will be held in Bar Harbor on Jun" (2004). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 2403.