Our role as an association can be summed up in one simple sentence -- we help our members achieve prosperity and deliver a quality product to the consumer. We do that through four key areas: Communications and Information; Governmental Affairs; Marketing and Promotion and Education. By applying our efforts in each of these areas, we improve, promote and protect the welfare of the lodging industry in Maine. This member-oriented web site is one important tool to aid us in meeting our mission to members.We strive to serve our members with valuable programs and services. Here are several that members find valuable! Click on any of the headers below to learn more about these important membership benefits!
Official Lodging Guide
Members can increase their business with a listing in the annual Official Maine Lodging Guide. With a circulation of 100,000 to active leisure and business travelers, this guide helps increase your occupancy. While all members receive a FREE listing, over 200 have chosen to participate in our enhanced listing program. The enhanced listing includes:
- Full Description
- Web Address
- Disability Accessibility
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Pets Accepted
- Restaurant on Premises
- Dates of Operation
- And More
In addition, all of this information is included in the property's listing on our web site with two photos and searchable descriptions, area attractions and property amenities. This members-only, four-color, statewide lodging directory is a leading marketing tool for Maine properties. With a targeted circulation of 100,000 to active business and vacation travelers, this guide increases occupancy! Our guide enjoys excellent distribution in the following key markets:
- Maine’s Visitor Information Centers
- Massachusetts Info Centers and Shopping Malls
- Local, Regional, National and International Trade Shows and Distribution
- Direct Mail Campaigns
- Direct Inquiries
Travelers can now order the guide from our own internet site as well as from banner ads placed on other key Maine travel sites. In addition, we are using a new brochure company to place several thousand copies in brochure racks in selected corporate offices throughout the greater Boston area. For information on display advertising and the enhanced listing program, contact the Association office at (207) 865-6100 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Real-time Online Reservations
Through the partnership of Maine Innkeepers Association, Maine Office of Tourism, and Maine Tourism Association, internet-savvy travelers can make a reservation at your hotel through InnLink’s online booking tool. Visitors to mainetourism.com, maineinns.com, and visitmaine.com quickly become guests at your property as they are given the option to look and then book a room with a simple click. After clicking the “Book Online” button next to your listing on these three websites, guests are treated to hotel photos, descriptions, and the information they need to successfully place a reservation. They receive an email confirmation and so do you.
Best of all, the guest pays you at checkout or through regular advance deposit policies. Then you pay InnLink only for the guests who stay at your hotel. You decide how much inventory to allot, as each room you contribute becomes a new opportunity for higher occupancy and more reservation revenue. InnLink also offers GDS and internet connectivity, a branded booking engine for your property’s website, complete 24/7 Voice/Call Center services, and a wide selection of marketing programs to increase occupancy and revenue.
Click here to enroll online.
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Cutting Edge Information
Health, Dental, and Life Insurance
Receive competitive rates on health, dental and life insurance through our preferred vendor, Cross Employee Benefits. Contact Jane Lebrun at 877-816-3411 to find out how the Association can serve your insurance needs. Our dental program is second to none, and in the area of health care, Cross can provide quotes from all appropriate providers in Maine. You can find out more about Cross Employee Benefits, one of the largest in Maine, at www.crossagency.com.
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Under the 1992 Americans With Disabilities Act, lodging properties must make their facilities accessible to those with physical disabilities. Lodging properties are now required to provide rooms equipped with Notification Devices, Telephone Amplifiers, Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf and Television Closed Caption Decoders for hearing impaired guests. To help you in this regard, ADA kits are made available to borrow. These include three of the "1000" Portable Guest Room Suitcases. Each contains devices that make telephones accessible to the hearing impaired, a cable-ready telecaption decoder that puts TV dialog in captions across the bottom of the screen and an Alertmaster all-in-one unit that alerts hearing impaired guests to telephone rings, door knocks, built-in clock alarms and in-room smoke alarms.
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Education is the Key in Today's Market