WHAT IS Kennebec Valley Tourism Council?

By joining the Kennebec Valley Tourism Council (KVTC), any business or organization supporting tourism, Maine’s largest industry, has a lot to gain. Benefits include a 20% discount on advertising opportunities in the annual Explorer Visitor Guide.*

KVTC is a member-supported 501(c)6 non-profit organization. Its purpose is to attract visitors to Maine’s Kennebec Valley (Kennebec and Somerset County). The work done by KVTC is funded primarily through an annual grant from the Maine Office of Tourism. This grant is funded by taxes collected from visitors to Maine.

In addition to the grant, KVTC uses membership fees, advertising sales revenue, and in-kind contributions to provide a required cash match. These efforts demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the MTMPP grant program’s success.

As a member of the KVTC, your membership dues work alongside the state tourism grant to promote visitation to and expand tourism throughout the Kennebec Valley.

Want to learn more? View or download the two presentations below.

Explore Maine’s Kennebec Valley Video


New members are entitled to a two-year membership for $150 and will receive 20% off their ad purchase in the annual Explorer Visitor Guide.

  • KVTC is the primary voice speaking on behalf of regional tourism businesses and issues in the Maine government.
  • Members are entitled to discounts on advertising in the annual Explorer Visitor Guide.
  • KVTC has access to research and information used to improve marketing strategies.
  • Member dues help contribute to our marketing efforts: web development, emails, social media, and digital advertising.
  • KVTC provides industry network support for marketing your business.
  • Help shape our plans by joining the board of directors.
  • Free networking educational work0-shops with the option to host.

Join the KVTC now and help build Maine’s largest industry. For more information, complete the form below. We will be in touch with you shortly.

Thank you for your interest in KVTC.

Tanya Griffeth, Executive Director
Kennebec Valley Tourism Council

KVTC Membership Request

This KVTC Membership Requests form will be directed to the Executive Director. Member benefits cannot be used until membership is paid in full. All fields are required.

* Member discounts are non-transferable and may be used by the KVTC member only. Organizations comprised of dues-paying members are not permitted to offer the ad discount as a member benefit of their organization.