Maine Office of Tourism commissions seasonal surveys and analyses for all of Maine. A yearly report for the DART region provides information on economic impact, number of visitors, and activities enjoyed
DART tracks Google Analytics trends from DiscoverDownEastAcadia.com to prioritize website and visitor guide updates and inform direction for marketing. Analytics collected include:
- Demographics and geography
- New VS returning users
- Frequency, duration, and recency of site and page visitation
- General Interest Affinities
- How viewers find and view the site
Visitor Information Tracking
DART and MOT keep records of attendance and brochure distribution at national and international trade shows.
DART receives over 15,000 requests for information from potential visitors via DiscoverDownEastAcadia.com and VisitMaine.com. These requests provide important information about where visitors come from, what they are interested in doing here, and which areas of DownEast Acadia they intend to visit.
Development of a healthy, sustainable destination is a long-term process that requires grass-roots leaders and “doers” committed to moving their communities toward becoming a more cohesive, accessible, and unique experience for visitors (and residents!). Successful destination development requires a strong community desire to improve communities and promote tourism. It requires a qualified group of committed people willing to work together to learn tourism development strategies.
Read more about Destination Development as described by the Maine Office of Tourism.