BDN editorial board cites analysis of effect of COVID-19 on restaurants, lodging

The Bangor Daily News editorial board cited an analysis by Todd Gabe and Andrew Crawley of the University of Maine. They found Maine’s tourism industry could see a 40% drop in revenue in 2020 due to the pandemic and restrictions. Gabe is a professor and Crawley an assistant professor in the School of Economics. While Mainers can’t make up all the lost tourist revenue, the editorial board encouraged residents to explore their home state this summer. The editorial also ran in The Piscataquis Observer.