From the whole ATIA Team, we wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season and bright New Year to come! ..
House Bill 383 has been introduced in the Alaska Legislature! The bill, An Act establishing the Travel Alaska Board; relating to a tourism marketing assessment; and establishing a tourism marketing fund, creates the legislative framework for an Alaska Tourism Improvement District. HB 383 is a companion bill to Senate Bill 110, introduced with the support from Senator Costello last April through the Labor and Commerce Committee. The bill was developed, with the input of industry, in response to the Legislature’s 2017 mandate that “the tourism marketing board develop a plan to phase out reliance on unrestricted general funds for marketing, moving towards a self-sustaining program funded by industry.” Once the legi..
The proclaimation (https://gov.alaska.gov/newsroom/2018/05/great-outdoors-month-4/) encourages all Alaskans and visitors from other states and around the world to explore, enjoy, celebrate, and conserve Alaska’s Great Outdoors. So get out there and celebrate our great outdoors, our public lands, state and national parks, recreation facilities, and amenities. Thank you, Governor Walker! ..
Did you see ATIA on 360North? ATIA gave a lunch & learn presentation at the state capitol on February 6, 2018. The standing-room-only crowd heard about the status of tourism in Alaska and how other states and communities are using Tourism Improvement Districts to support destination marketing. Check out the video here (http://www.360north.org/gavel/video/?clientID=2147483647&eventID=2018021072)!..