ATIA monitors issues and legislation impacting Alaska tourism. In many cases, these issues were brought to our attention by ATIA members. Below are positions ATIA has taken over the last few years on a variety of issues. If you have an issue you would like ATIA to consider please fill out the Issues Submission Form and return to Jillian Simpson.
ATIA President and CEO Sarah Leonard, U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee testimony, April 2018
ATIA Resolutions & Positions 2016
ATIA Resolutions & Positions 2015
ATIA Resolutions & Positions 2014
Resolution 14-01: Funding for Public Lands -Tongass National Forest
Sample Support Letter for Senate Bill 194: An Act creating the Alaska Tourism Marketing Board (ATMB)
Support for Alaska House Bill (HB) 309: An Act Relating to Alaska Distillery Licenses
Support for Reinstatement of the US and Candadian Shakwak Agreement in the MAP021 Transportation Bill
ATIA Resolutions & Positions 2013
Resolution 13-1 of the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA): Supporting the Seward / Kenai Peninsula Highway Transportation Corridor Safety Initiative .
Resolution 13-2 of the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA): Urging the Alaska State Legislature to pass Senate Bill 29 or House Bill 80 which will give the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) the authority to issue permits based on the best science and available technology.
Resolution 13-3 of the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA): Giving full support of the events and activities surrounding the commissioning of the USS Anchorage in Anchorage, Alaska on May 6, 2013.
Resolution 13-5 of the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA): Recommending no rules or regulations are adopted in regard to viewing Alaska harbor seals until further science is made available.
Resolution 13-8 of the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA): Encouraging balanced development at private and public sector campgrounds.
Support for House Bill (HB) 121 and Senate Bill (68) which impacts the Alaska Commercial Fishing & Agricultural Bank (CFAB).
Support for re-authorization of the Federal Lands Recreation and Enhance Act.
Support for the J1 Visa Program.