Maine Woods, USA (2018)

Maine Woods, USA (2018)

Tourism in Maine Woods

Project Overview

Maine Woods is situated in the northern area of Maine, USA. It is a thinly populated region, overseen by a combination of private individual and private industrial owners and state government agencies. The region covers more than 3.5 million acres of forest bordered by Canada to the west and north. The area’s main products are timber and outdoor recreation.

Future iQ is working with the Maine Woods Consortium on two research projects to investigate the role tourism can play in attracting new residents to the area and to build economic development within Maine Woods.

Future of Maine Woods Tourism Report
This foresight research report will examine emerging tourism trends, including activities, types of tourists and technology, and how these trends might affect the Maine Woods Region.

Maine Woods Tourism Economic and Social Impact Assessment
This research report will investigate the tourism industry in Maine Woods, including current economic impact, tourism drivers, and visitor profiles.

Future iQ®'s Role in this Project

  • Future of Maine Woods Tourism Research Report examining emerging tourism trends, including activities, types of tourists and technology, and how these trends might affect the Maine Woods Region. Future iQ will also develop a range of plausible scenarios for the future of sustainable tourism, investigating the challenges and opportunities for the region, and providing predictions for the next 5-10 years in the Maine Woods.
  • Maine Woods Tourism Economic and Social Impact Assessment investigating the tourism industry in Maine Woods, including current economic impact, tourism drivers, and visitor profiles. This report will also look at scenarios for the future of sustainable tourism for the region, the potential economic, social and environment impacts, and which scenario is most likely to help achieve the goals of the Maine Woods Region, such as creating new economic opportunities and attracting new residents. The assessment will include examining High Potential Rural Destination Areas, industry readiness, gaps and constraints, and complementing existing economic activities, such as the forest industry. Sustainable tourism case studies and lessons learned will also be presented.