Media Center

Welcome to the Alaska Travel Industry Association media center.

ATIA Fact Sheet (October 2019)
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Press Releases

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


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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