Thank you to all who contacted your legislators in support of Alaska's statewide destination marketing program! Your voice was heard in Juneau. Before they adjourned on Sunday, the Alaska Legislature passed the FY19 capital budget, which included a $3 million grant to the Alaska Travel Industry Association to manage Alaska's statewide tourism marketing program. Read more from ATIA President and CEO Sarah Leonard here (https://t.e2ma.net/message/9002n/t0dsawc)...
Governor's Capital Budget Press Release (https://gov.alaska.gov/newsroom/2017/07/governor-walker-signs-capital-budget-into-law/) ..
What is it like to walk in someone else’s shoes? Are our cultural differences so different? Join the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) at the 2014 ATIA Annual Convention in Fairbanks and hear Chris “Bash” Bashinelli’s vision for a “Culture of Compassion” – sharing stories that will have us laughing, listening, and learning about different cultures. Chris Bashinelli, aka “Bash”, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After a decade-long acting career, including an appearance on the hit HBO TV Show The Sopranos, Bash decided to follow his real passion - using media to bridge intercultural gaps worldwide - so he traveled to East Africa. He now t..
Registration for the 2015 ATIA Annual Convention & Trade Show is now open! This year's convention will be held in Juneau from October 5-8. Sign up today (http://members.alaskatia.org/?page=2015Conv)to learn about the industry's latest trends, marketing strategies and business best practices while networking with Alaska tourism’s finest. Full convention festivities will begin on Tuesday, October 6 with a pre-convention Arts, Culture & Heritage Tourism Summit being held the Monday before. Sign up to attend the summit when you register and join the discussion on how Alaska's cultural influence plays an important role in tourism. Registration is available through our new member portal (http:..
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 9, 2016 The Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) is very excited to announce the first ever “ATIA Tourism Shark Tank”! ATIA members will have the opportunity to present new tourism business products or ideas to ATIA’s own Alaska “Sharks” during Thursday’s plenary session at the 2016 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! Interested applicants must be current ATIA members in good standing and complete and submit this application by SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 to Sarah Leonard. Please include “Alaska Shark Tank” in the email subject line. Applications will be reviewed by an..
Adventure Green Alaska (AGA), the only sustainable tourism certification program for tourism businesses operating in Alaska, announces its second round of certification recipients for 2016. “The businesses certified by AGA are leaders in the tourism industry. They are progressive companies that believe that outstanding Alaska experiences can also be sustainable and of benefit to visitors and hosts alike,” says Sarah Leonard, President & CEO of the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA). ATIA manages the AGA program. AGA encourages tourism businesses to evaluate their operations and determine whether they use - or could be using - best management and sustainability practices. In order..