Back by popular demand! ATIA members once again had the opportunity to present new tourism business products or ideas to ATIA's own "Sharks" at the 2017 ATIA Annual Convention & Trade Show. Winners could snag up to $5,000 in a cash prize to help turn their tourism business ideas into reality.

Applicants presented their business idea and/or product in person to the ATIA Sharks during the ATIA convention and the Alaska Tourism Sharks provided valuable feedback and guidance on business ideas.  Many thanks to our Sharks Dale Wade from the Alaska Railroad, Peter Grunwaldt from Premier Alaska Tours & Lori Davey from GCI. 

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Congratulations to the 2017 Alaska Tourism Shark Tank Winners!


 RV Concierge - $5,000
Install a septic system/dump station & covered storage to expand service for visitors and local users in Southcentral Alaska.

Last Frontier Mushing Co-op - $2,500
Build a permanent cabin for outfitting guests, secure storage and guest briefing of year-round multi-day mushing experiences outside Fairbanks. 

Above & Beyond Alaska - $2,000
Purchase custom camping supplies, marketing outreach & secure supplies needed to create a wilderness kitchen area for an overnight "glamping" luxury base camp near Juneau. 

Alaska Farm Tours - $2,000
Purchase new vehicle to safely & comfortably transport guests on "Taste of Talkeetna" tour which includes farm to table experience highlighting local growers & eateries.