The Coastal Packet: To hell with the view and LL Bean

Friday, July 24

To hell with the view and LL Bean

Press Herald  - Culinary tourism already appears to be strong in Maine, according to a 2014 Maine Office of Tourism study conducted by DPA, a digital research firm in Kennebunk. According to the report, 58 percent of the tourists who came to Maine last year and stayed overnight identified culinary or beverage interests as their reason for coming. Overall, there were 17.3 million overnight visitors in 2014 versus 16.6 million in 2013. Of the culinary tourists, more than 60 percent said they ate lobster or other local seafood on their visit, while 36 percent consumed Maine specialty foods such as whoopie pies and Moxie.

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