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 2018 ATIA Annual Convention & Trade Show. Winners snagged up to $5,000 each in cash prizes to help turn their tourism business ideas into reality. 

Congratulations to the 2018 Alaska Tourism Shark Tank Winners 

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, Alaska Railroad; Scott Habberstad, Alaska Airlines; and Paul Landes, GCI.


Sponsored by:             


Paws for Adventure, Fairbanks - $5,000
Enhanced accommodations for dogsledding adventures

Terry Boyd Photography, Cantwell - $5,000
Rebranding support

Seward Adventure Center, Seward - $5,000
New opportunities for "glamping" at Bear Glacier