The State of the American Traveler

Keeping your finger on the pulse of current traveler trends can be a challenge, especially during prime time visitor season. ( How much are leisure travelers spending? What social media platforms are being used most and by whom? And the ever-burning question: how do we gauge the travel behavior differences between Millennials and Baby Boomers? Well, Destination Analysts (' July 2015 edition of "The State of the American Traveler (/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=140728)" answers all of those questions and more. Check out the full report for all of the facts and figures your business needs to build a profitable mark..

Tourism Improvement District In the News

Representative Jason Grenn was interviewed by KTVA about why Alaska needs a Tourism Marketing Program and the benefits of a Tourism Improvement District. KTVA story ( - February 28, 2018..

Tourism Improvement District Q&A

January 12, 2018, 11:00 AM Call in ( or join ATIA at the Anchorage office for monthly dialogue around the idea of an Alaska tourism improvement district as a model for sustainable funding for statewide tourism marketing. These call in sessions ( are an opportunity for you to ask questions (, give feedback and join the discussion around the concept of an Alaska TID. Call-in Information: Computer logi..

Tourism in the Governor’s Proposed Budget

Tuesday, Governor Walker announced his proposed budget for next fiscal year. Tourism marketing funding and the cruise ship head tax were among the different program reductions as well as revenue generating ideas included in the Governor’s budget information. The tourism marketing program was reduced by 28% with a budget amount of $4.5 million from the general fund. Historically, the travel industry has raised an additional $2.7 million through the sale of cooperative marketing programs. If the budget remains unchanged during the legislative process, this reduced amount will impact the types of cooperative marketing programs available to sell to industry businesses and the revenue amount generated from indu..

Tourism Industry Leaders Meet Despite Pending Government Shutdown

Amidst a potential government shutdown (/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=136115) and seemingly stalemate between the Governor and the legislature over the State’s budget, tourism industry leaders met this week. The Alaska Tourism Marketing Board (ATMB) met to review tourism marketing recommendations for the state’s program for the next year. The Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) Board of Directors also met in Anchorage to review the association’s budget and member services. Currently, Alaska tourism marketing funding sits at $10.2 million. According to a press release from the Governor’s office dated May 18, 2015, Governor Walker line-item vetoed the majority of fiscal year 2016 budget..

Tourism Night at the Aces!

The Alaska Aces are generously sponsoring a night for the visitor industry Wednesday, February 8 at 7:15 pm. ATIA & Visit Anchorage members and their guests are invited to attend, on the house! Let’s fill the Sullivan Arena with cheers from one of Alaska’s top industries, TOURISM! Click the link below to RSVP. Tickets will be available at a tourism desk next to will call at Sullivan Arena. RSVP Tourism Night at the Aces (