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Membership Benefits

Visit Anchorage is the destination marketing organization for Anchorage and surrounding areas. Membership in Visit Anchorage provides your business the opportunity to reach thousands of visitors Alaska receives annually through marketing and advertising opportunities. Membership also provides the opportunity to partner with other members, to provide your services to the tourism industry and to show your support of the Visit Anchorage mission of attracting and serving visitors. Visit Anchorage provides ways to expand your reach with exclusive promotional opportunities, cooperative advertising programs, new marketing ideas, education and networking. Membership with Visit Anchorage is good business!

Promotion & Exposure

Compelling and award-winning publications, a progressive website, brochure distribution at three Visitor Information Centers and much more - Visit Anchorage members get precisely the right exposure to their target markets through Visit Anchorage's robust marketing programs.

Calendars & Leads

Business opportunities are literally at your fingertips. View confidential lists of convention and trade-show bookings, download visitor inquiries, access the annual cruise ship port-of-call calendar and find future opportunities to travel with the Visit Anchorage sales teams.

Marketing Tools

A wide variety of tools target the right Visit Anchorage audience. Members can post travel packages, deals, manage listings and update contact information. Using this site, you can also RSVP to membership events, download images for promotional use and more. New members will get a thorough introduction to the members-only section of Anchorage.net during the Benefits Brunch, Visit Anchorage's membership orientation, or with a one-on-one with your membership representative.

Education & Networking

Visit Anchorage hosts a variety of industry events including professional development seminars, Monthly Membership Luncheons, Business Exchanges and training opportunities. Attending these events is an invaluable investment of time and one of the best ways to position your business for growth in the visitor industry.

Industry Research

Visit Anchorage is your source for the latest industry research. Members can contact pr@anchorage.net with specific research inquiries.

Visit Anchorage provides an annual update to the municipality and the community at large on tourism marketing and the visitor industry in Anchorage at the Report to the Community, held in January.

The State of Alaska's Office of Tourism Development regularly commissions research measuring the number of annual visitors to the state, methods of entry to Alaska, country of origin and economic impacts of the state's visitor industry.

The U.S. Travel Association has published industry insights and statistics since 1973. The organization commissions research to measure both domestic and international travel to the United States, as well as the national economic benefits and effects of the visitor industry.

Government Relations for the Tourism Industry

By joining Visit Anchorage, members gain a more powerful political voice than they have alone. In addition, members stay informed on political developments that may affect their business. By representing members on tourism issues in the state capitol and in front of the municipal Anchorage Assembly, Visit Anchorage works to maintain political support that allows the visitor industry to do its job.