When there is strong reinvestment in tourism marketing, then tourism works for Alaska, resulting in: • Nearly 2 Million Visitors coming to Alaska, spending money on tours as well as public land permits, campgrounds, hotel stays, rental cars, food, laundry services, airline tickets, gifts, equipment and more. • Over $100 Million in State Revenues & $78 Million in Municipal Revenues generated by Alaska’s visitor industry through a variety of taxes and other fees, helping to fund services benefitting residents and communities. • 1 in 11 Jobs within the visitor industry, creating an important part of Alaska’s employment picture. • $1.8 Billion In-State Visitor Spend..
Call in today or e-mail members of the House and Senate finance committees. More information is available on ATIA's e-mail (https://t.e2ma.net/message/xfgvn/t0dsawc) sent earlier today...
Do you know any Alaska students interested in pursuing education related to the tourism industry? Please encourage them to apply for one of our scholarship opportunities through the ATIA Foundation. The ATIA Foundation scholarship deadline is January 31, 2016. “ATIA members are dedicated to encouraging local hire within Alaska’s growing visitor industry and in strengthening our industry. This requires an ongoing commitment to an educated and trained workforce. ATIA Foundation scholarships are one way we are able to show our support for the educational goals of Alaskans interested in working and pursuing careers in our industry,” said Sarah Leonard, President and CEO of ATIA and an ATIA Fou..
Applications for the 2017 ATIA Foundation Scholarships are now available to students interested in perusing a career related to the Alaska tourism industry. Alaskans interested in applying can find general information, including the application form (/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=158878), on our Foundation Scholarship webpage (http://www.alaskatia.org/Admin/www.AlaskaTIA.org/foundation/scholarships). The deadline to submit a completed application is January 31, 2017. Since 2001, the Foundation has awarded $310,000 in scholarships to more than 150 individuals. Past scholarships have benefited Alaskan students pursuing their career in tourism from Ketchikan to Nome and Kodiak to Tok with a special Rural Award b..
Tourism industry members and partners, Following the Governor’s vetoes of the FY 2017 operating budget, the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) Board of Directors held a special board meeting and identified next steps for Alaska tourism marketing. Governor Walker’s vetoes included a $3 million cut to the $4.5 million funding amount recommended by the legislative conference committee, leaving $1.5 million to be allocated to tourism marketing in FY 2017. Recognizing this level of tourism marketing funding significantly impacts the visitor industry’s ability to remain competitive and impacts those businesses and communities that rely on a strong statewide marketing program, ATIA leadership is moving..
We want to ensure Alaska’s travel resource is developed for the maximum benefit of Alaskans by REINVESTING a small portion of travel industry generated revenues into funding Alaska’s tourism marketing program. Check out our Communications Toolkit (/our-voice/communications-toolkit) and ATIA Grassroots Coalition (/atia-grassroots-coalition) page to learn more on how you can help spread the word. ..