Mainebiz cites Gabe’s economic impact study in report on enticing visitors

Mainebiz quoted Todd Gabe, a University of Maine economics professor, in the article, “Maine markets arts and culture in bid to entice visitors to look beyond lobsters and lighthouses.” Last year, more than 380,000 cruise ship passengers visited the state, according to CruiseMaine. While the majority of visitors to Maine are from New England and Canada, the ships bring in people outside of that group, Gabe told Mainebiz last year. Gabe, who co-wrote an economic impact study published in February 2017, said visitors were coming from states like Florida and California. “The ships really open up the state to people that otherwise wouldn’t come to Maine,” he said.