Get Ready for "Good as Gold!" Register Now for the 2014 ATIA Annual Convention

The Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) is excited to host members and partners involved in the Alaska tourism industry at the 2014 ATIA Annual Convention and Trade Show, October 6-9 in Fairbanks, Alaska. This year’s theme – "Good as Gold" highlights the successes of our industry both in Alaska and worldwide. Join hundreds of your colleagues for 2014 convention activities including a pre-convention Public Policy Summit on Monday, October 6th where ATIA members and leaders will be discussing issues or legislation impacting our industry. Joining ATIA at the convention this year are a number of industry leaders and speakers, presenting on topics ranging from social and digital marketing..

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..