Governor Appoints New Alaska Tourism Marketing Board Members

The Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA), the state’s leading tourism membership organization, welcomes Governor Bill Walker's announcement regarding his seven appointments to the Alaska Tourism Marketing Board (ATMB). The ATMB is an advisory board charged with working together with the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED) and ATIA to plan and implement a destination tourism marketing plan for Alaska. “The Alaska Tourism Marketing Board is the industry’s guide as we move forward marketing Alaska in a challenging budget environment,” said Sarah Leonard, ATIA President & CEO. “We look to the ATMB members marketing expertise to help identify the most eff..

Happy Holidays from the ATIA Team!

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!

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..

June is Great Outdoors Month

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! ..