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...

ATIA Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Testimony - April 17, 2018

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 ( (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)...

ATIA to Move to New Home

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..

ATMB Application Process Re-opened

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 ..