Posted by

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Maine makes Fodor's Travel Go List of best destinations to visit in 2016

Rate this item
(0 votes)

AUGUSTA - Congratulations to the great state of Maine on being chosen as one of 26 destinations on Fodor's Travel 2016 Go List. The annual Go List highlights 26 can't-miss locations around the world that every traveler should have on their radar when planning trips in the coming year.

"To be selected as a Go List destination by such a well-respected travel organization sets Maine apart and is further recognition of the notable achievements of our tourism-related businesses in providing outstanding visitor experiences," said Governor Paul R. LePage.

"Maine has an allure all its own. It fosters a special connection with those that have visited and those that live and work here," said Carolann Ouellette, director of the Maine Office of Tourism. "The word is getting out about what makes Maine special, from the beauty of our diverse landscape and coastline, with access to amazing outdoor adventure experiences, to the explosive growth of our locavore' food and beverage scene, our friendly people and the quality of Maine's lodging and cultural offerings."

Tourism in Maine is a multi-billion dollar industry, generating over $5.4 billion in direct tourism expenditures in 2014, with total economic impact of close to $8 billion overall. The industry supports more than 94,000 jobs, about 14 percent of employment in the state. Destination promotion plays an important role in overall economic development for the state by not only bringing visitors to Maine, but by raising awareness of Maine for additional consideration as a great place to study, work and invest.

According to Fodor's, the Go List destinations span six continents and 20 countries, and are chosen by the experts at Fodor's Travel who log countless miles traveling across the globe each year. The 2016 list incorporates everything from emerging destinations and new hotspots to noteworthy events and great travel values around the world.

"With so many destinations worth visiting it can be overwhelming for travelers to decide where they should go next," said Arabella Bowen, editor in chief of Fodor's Travel. "Our Go List helps guide travelers when they are making that decision."

View the complete Fodor's Go List and destination guides at To join the online conversation, use the Fodor's Go List and Maine Office of Tourism hashtags to share where you'll be traveling in 2016: #FodorsOnTheGo and #MaineThing.


The Maine Edge. All rights reserved. Privacy policy. Terms & Conditions.

Website CMS and Development by Links Online Marketing, LLC, Bangor Maine