ATIA Foundation Scholarship Awards Announced

The Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) Foundation announced $25,000 in scholarship awards to 17 outstanding recipients from across the state. These competitive, one‐year awards recognize students who have a passion to succeed in fields related to the travel industry. The 2018 recipients, chosen from a pool of more than 25 candidates, will be recognized at an annual ATIA Foundation Reception in May. See the press release here (/foundation/20180410 Scholarships Press_Release.pdf). ..

ATIA Foundation Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Do you know any students interested in a career in tourism? The ATIA Foundation Scholarship is just for them! The scholarship program was created specifically for those pursuing their degree in or related to the tourism industry. Since 2001, the ATIA Foundation has awarded $260,000 in scholarships to more than 130 individuals. From Ketchikan to Nome and Kodiak to Tok with a special Rural Award benefiting villages and small communities. Please inform any qualified candidates you may know of this great opportunity! Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Sarah Leonard, President & CEO of ATIA or visit the ATIA Foundation Scholarship webpage (

ATIA Foundation Scholarship Deadline Reminder

This year’s deadline is January 30, 2015, which is earlier than previous years. We encourage you to inform students with a focus to further their education in the tourism industry of this great opportunity. The scholarship program was originally formed under the Alaska Visitor Association (AVA) in 1997. In 2001, AVA became ATIA and the foundation incorporated as the ATIA Foundation. Since 2001, the Foundation has awarded $260,000 in scholarships to more than 130 individuals. From Ketchikan to Nome and Kodiak to Tok with a special Rural Award benefiting villages and small communities. The scholarship program strengthens the travel industry across the state and assists in the education of Alaskans worki..

ATIA Grassroots Coalition

Tourism is one of Alaska’s natural resource industries and is successfully developed through destination marketing. Let your legislators know that reinvesting in tourism marketing generates more visitors who spend more money and also creates more jobs for Alaskans. As an ATIA Root you can help spread the word that tourism is a healthy and growing industry in our state, contributing $3.8 billion to the economy and now is not the time to reduce funding and restrict growth. Become an ATIA Root ( By signing up to be an ATIA Root today, you commit to the following: Be ready to contact your legislator throughout the session as time-s..

ATIA Launches "Tourism Works for Alaska" Campaign

Last week, the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) kicked off an in-state tourism awareness campaign. ( This year’s campaign focus is on the importance of reinvesting in Alaska tourism and utilizes a variety of sources in both traditional and non-traditional media. The traditional methods of the campaign include: - Ads and a front page note in the Alaska Dispatch News - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ad - 30-second TV spot on Gavel to Gavel, the television media that runs in the legislature The “Tourism Works for Alaska” ( campaign also uses non-traditional elements that are focused on Al..

ATIA Member Event

Kick of the season with the ATIA Board of Directors for an evening of networking & education. At 5:30pm enjoy a presentation on the economic impacts of the Anchorage International Airport and Lake Hood. Followed by a networking reception at 6:30pm on the Millennium Alaskan Hotel's outdoor deck. Sponsored by the Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage. Please RSVP to Laurie Booyse...