Officials at the Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau say that more than 31 million people traveled to "Vacationland' last summer and 12 million of them spent the night.
The Maine Highlands, which is Penobscot and Piscataquis counties combined, saw about 28 percent of those visitors come through our region, which is really great. Our summer visitation number was up over last year pretty significantly," said Executive Director Kerri Tripp.
Tripp said the increase in tourism might be a result of Maine's aggressive marketing program. She also thinks the redevelopment of the Bangor Waterfront has helped attract people to the area.