Sarah Leonard, ATIA President and CEO, testified to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee meeting today at the invitation of Senator Lisa Murkowski regarding deferred maintenance in our national parks. See the recorded testimony here (https://www.energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings-and-business-meetings?ID=964195B8-C300-494B-99F8-D46CCC1BE31E) (the video begins at the 00:21 marker; Sarah's testimony's testimony begins at 00:49) and ATIA's written testimony here (/advocacy/ATIA Written Congressional Testimony - April 17 2018.pdf)...
The Alaska Travel Industry Association team is moving to a building at 610 E. 5th Avenue in downtown Anchorage. ATIA leadership researched for many months reviewing Anchorage’s commercial real estate market before narrowing down a list of potential properties and presenting a proposal to the ATIA Board of Directors this spring. “The ATIA Board had made finding a new and long-term home for ATIA a priority this year,” said Board Chair Scott Habberstad, with Alaska Airlines. “ATIA has been a voice for Alaska’s tourism industry since 1951 and through the purchase of this building we are making a smart investment and a commitment to our members that we will be around for anothe..
The Alaska Tourism Marketing Board (ATMB) was established by the Alaska State Legislature and signed into law in 2014. The ATMB is a Board within the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development (DCCED) and was created to cooperate with the department to plan and execute a destination tourism marketing campaign that is in the public interest; and to make recommendations to the department regarding tourism marketing. The ATMB consists of 21 members, including 18 members appointed by the Governor of Alaska who represent different segments of the tourism industry, company sizes and regions of the state.The term of office is three years. Two (2) of the seven (7) seats on the 2016-2017 ATMB ..
Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, makes a strong case for supporting state destination marketing programs.Says Dow, "...strong tourism promotion budgets are sound fiscal policy and translate to massive benefits for communities large and small." Read more of his article here (https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/attacks-on-state-tourism-promotion-dont-add-up_us_594ad7dfe4b092ed90588b4e). ..
The Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) is always looking for new and fresh ideas for their annual convention held every October. This year, ATIA debuted the first-ever Alaska Tourism Shark Tank and it was a huge success! The application process was open to ATIA members attending the 2016 ATIA Annual Convention & Trade Show in Anchorage, Alaska from October 4-6. Applications were reviewed by an internal ATIA team and chosen applicants had 5 minutes to make their pitch to the Alaska "Sharks" in hopes of snagging up to $6,000 in a cash prize to help turn their tourism business ideas into reality. The Alaska Sharks then had 5 minutes for Q & A to learn more about the proposed business plans. ..
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