Media Center

Welcome to the Alaska Travel Industry Association media center.

ATIA Fact Sheet (October 2019)
Alaska Tourism Fact Sheet

Press Releases gets major updates, new features and a cultural tourism emphasis, March 7, 2022

Alaska Travel Industry Association vows to lift Alaska and tourism businesses with EDA Grant, December 13, 2021

American Indian Tourism Conference Celebrates Alaska Native Culture and Heritage, October 25, 2021

ATIA Foundation Bolsters Pandemic Recovery Efforts with Support from Royal Caribbean Group, July 26, 2021

Alaska Travel Industry Association Receives Best of Alaska Business Award, July 1, 2021

Alaska Travel Industry Association applauds new legislation allowing return of large cruise ships to Alaska this summer – May 20, 2021

ATIA Foundation Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients – May 11, 2021

26 Businesses Receive Adventure Green Alaska Certification – January 26, 2021

ATIA Supports Gov Dunleavy Request on COVID-19 – November 17, 2020

Small Businesses Win Big at ATIA VIRTUAL Convention – October 16, 2020

ATIA Board of Directors Announced – October 9, 2020

In the News

Royal Caribbean Cruise News: Just Back from Serenade of the Seas, and Alaska’s Restart, Cruise Critic, July 27, 2021

Alaska Tourism Businesses and Community Organizations Receive Grants, Travel Pulse, July 27, 2021

Alaska Tourism Business and Community Organizations Receive Grants, News Break, July 27, 2021

Royal Caribbean Helps 65 Alaska Businesses with Grants, Cruise Industry News, July 26, 2021

ATIA Foundation/Royal Caribbean Group help Alaska towns with grants, SeaTrade Cruise News, July 26, 2021

Locals rejoice as the first big cruise ship returns to Alaska, The Points Guy, July 22, 2021

Traveling in Alaska this summer? Bring your sense of adventure, but also a backup plan and some patience, Anchorage Daily News, July 18, 2021

Alaska Welcomes Serenade of the Seas, First Large Cruise Ship Since 2019, Cruise Industry News, July 10, 2021

Royal Caribbean test voyage kicks off Alaska cruise season for large ships, July 9, 2021

Capital budget nearly $2B following vetoes, Alaska Journal of Commerce, July 7, 2021

Here’s which Alaska services would stop if the state government shuts down next week, Alaska Public Media, June 25, 2021

House Finance Committee discusses shutdown impacts, KINY Radio, June 25, 2021

Independent travelers have arrived in Alaska, and they’re a needed boost for many businesses, Anchorage Daily News, June 22, 2021

How COVID-19 safety rules could be different all over the state this summer, Alaska’s News Source, May 27, 2021

Hard hit by the pandemic, Alaska’s tour businesses need relief, Opinion piece by Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, May 27, 2021

Biden signs Alaska cruise ship bill as more cruise lines announce summer sailings, Anchorage Daily News, May 24, 2021

US House passes bill allowing large cruise ships to bypass Canada into Alaska, Alaska’s News Source, May 20, 2021

Legislation raises hopes for Alaskan cruises this summer, Frontiersman, May 20, 2021

US House passes bill allowing large cruise ships to visit Alaska this summer; Biden expected to sign, Anchorage Daily News, May 20, 2021

Alaska lodge operators and tour companies are pinning down their pandemic protocols ahead of a busy summer – Anchorage Daily News, May 15, 2021

How to Plan a D.I.Y Alaska Trip – New York Times, May 12, 2021

7 Surprising Spots for Incredible Bird Watching – AARP, May 10, 2021

Alaska’s tourism businesses see reasons for hope in 2021, even without the cruise ships – Anchorage Daily News, March 8, 2021

‘We can welcome travelers safely’: Alaska Travel Industry Association targeting Lower 48 tourists – Alaska’s News Source, February 26, 2021

Alaska tourists are no longer required to have a negative covid-19 test to visit – Washington Post, February 17, 2021

Alaska’s canceled 2020 cruise season was devastating. Another one could be catastrophic. – Washington Post, February 12, 2021

Blame Canada: Alaska contends with cruise ban – Anchorage Daily News, February 11, 2021

Alaskans, our state’s tourism businesses need your help – Anchorage Daily News, February 10, 2021

Forecasting Alaska: Alaska’s tourism industry is still uncertain in 2021 – Alaska’s News Source, February 4, 2021

Alaska’s busy COVID-19 hotline was voicemail only — and maxed out. Now a person answers each call. – Anchorage Daily News, January 30, 2021

Here’s what Alaska travelers can expect now we’re in 2021 – Anchorage Daily News, January 2, 2021

Alaska tourism industry needs you to fight COVID – Fairbanks Daily News Miner, November 21, 2020

Many Alaska tour businesses won’t survive another COVID-19 summer – Anchorage Daily News, November 18, 2020

Alaska Travel Industry Association Supports Governor’s New Health Orders – Alaska Business, November 17, 2020

Alaska tourism industry supports governor’s action on COVID-19, new health orders – Anchorage Press, November 17, 2020

12 Travel Trends to Know About For When We Can Safely Hit the Skies (and Road) Again – Popsugar, November 17, 2020

Tourism is still hurting, but there’s been some improvement and hope for winter – Fairbanks Daily News Miner, November 15, 2020

Denali couple lands shark tank prize for business expansion – Fairbanks Daily News Miner, November 15, 2020

Alaska’s hospitality industry needs your help – Anchorage Daily News, November 4, 2020

Southeast Alaska reacts to the end of no-sail order for cruise ships – KTOO, November 2, 2020

Southeast Alaska reacts to CDC lifting no-sail order for cruise ships – KRBD, October 31, 2020

Cruise lines announce plans to sail to Alaska in 2021 – KTUU, October 24, 2020

Young pitches Jones Act waiver to aid cruise ships – Alaska Journal of Commerce, October 21, 2020

Travel industry vows to rebound – KINY, October 8, 2020

Alaska leaders’ help is needed to save Alaska tourism – Anchorage Daily News, August 6, 2020

Amid today’s turbulence, Alaska panel hopeful for the future of travel – Travel Weekly, June 24, 2020

Alaska’s tourism economy needs your support – Anchorage Daily News, June 11, 2020

Economic Pandemic: Economic Recovery – KTUU, June 10, 2020

New website offers in-state travel deals for Alaskans – KTVA, June 2, 2020

Show Up for Alaska campaign promotes resident travel deals and urges Alaskans to support local tourism businesses – Anchorage Press, June 1, 2020

Cruise ban leaves ‘America’s last frontier’ even less accessible – Telegraph (UK), May 27, 2020

While the tourists are away, Alaskans will play – Alaska Public Media, May 15, 2020

COVID-19 stalls iconic Alaska road trips, threatens northern B.C. businesses – CBC, May 14, 2020

Alaska could be empty of tourists this summer, here’s how residents could benefit – Alaska Public Media, May 12, 2020

Alaska faces more summer cruise ship cancellations – Washington Post, May 6, 2020

Alaska Float Fishing Company Takes Big Hit from Coronavirus Pandemic – KTVA, May 4, 2020

Juneau hits the web with photos to encourage tourists – KINY, April 24, 2020

‘Putting the company almost on life support’: Cruise ship cuts devastate Alaska tourism – Alaska Public Media, April 21, 2020

Cruise ship exodus from Alaska cuts very deeply – Travel Weekly, April 16, 2020

Princess and Holland America cancel 2020 Gulf of Alaska sailings – Alaska Journal of Commerce, April 15, 2020

Princess and Holland America cancel 2020 Gulf of Alaska sailings because of coronavirus pandemic – Anchorage Daily News, April 14, 2020

Normally a bright spot in the Alaska recession, tourism outlook dims with coronavirus uncertainty – Anchorage Daily News, March 25, 2020

Alaska Travel Industry Association discusses impact of COVID-19 – Travel Weekly, March 25, 2020


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