Conventional tousist wisdom told us the "Tourist Season" began July 4th. So Patti suggested we open in May to take advantage of the nice weather. Our "Guests" (we don't refer to them as tourists) came with the nice weather. State after state represented on our world map, as guests sign our guest book and put a pin on the map. We started a contest to see how long it would take for ALL 50 states to visit the Maine Coast Welcome Center.
On June 25, Eric & Sheili from Missoula, MT become our 50th State represented! We posted their photo on our FaceBook page.
Each guest to our region represents a significant impact to our local economy. Recently, Christine and Lorenzo of CA visited Maine and wrote of their experience in their Travel Blog, a nice plug for the area. We referenced them on our BLOG.
So the season is here, let's all treat the tourists as our guests. It's good for business.