Is 2017 different from other years? The Governor’s Conference will focus on important issues of workforce development and visitor experience. There are several issues that should be considered for 2017. Here are some things I am watching and trying to plan for in the 2017 Maine tourism season.
I am a small business owner in Maine and I would like to see opportunity created from disruption. We are a creative state with very smart people. Don’t let the Airbnb controversy lead to angry residents and tourism businesses losing money.
Every Innkeeper has asked themselves, why should I have a lodging license and be a compliant business in an unruly marketplace? I thought long and hard about this and think I can actually justify it.
The purpose of listing my 2016 lessons learned, is to share with and motive Innkeepers in 2017.