The power of the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) as a membership-based trade association is driven by our members: the many diverse and varied individuals and businesses that are a part of the Alaska tourism industry. As a group, we advocate for a strong, healthy and quality tourism industry benefiting state and local economies. A main value to our membership is ATIA’s ability to lend a tourism voice to national, state and local issues that may impact our industry.
ATIA’s long range planning strategies are outlined in “Sustaining Alaska’s Tourism Future. ” These strategies are a guide for developing tourism in a responsible manner allowing industry growth while protecting the environment, caring for Alaska’s unique cultures and meeting the needs of Alaskans.
ATIA works with our members and partners to let politicians, media and others know about their stories and sharing why tourism is an important economic contributor to communities and the State of Alaska. The ATIA Government Relations and Tourism Policy and Planning committees and the ATIA Board of Directors monitors issues throughout the year. For more information on ATIA’s Public Policy efforts, request ATIA action on a critical infrastructure project, or to join a committee, please contact Julie Jessen.
ATIA’s Jillian Simpson presents as part of an Alaska Senate Labor and Commerce Committee panel, January 2018