Roy Neese

History & Purpose

Visit Anchorage promotes Anchorage as a destination by:

  • Providing a vehicle for the merging of public and private resources;
  • Ensuring and enhancing economic, cultural, and social benefits of visitation for Anchorage residents on a year-round basis;
  • Promoting the Municipality of Anchorage, including all communities, facilities, attractions, activities, and services from Portage Glacier north through Eklutna, including Chugach State Park and portions of Chugach National Forest;
  • Promoting all major attractions, activities, and member facilities and services within a day's outing from downtown. Relating to this purpose, Visit Anchorage is also a vehicle for the promotion of all of Alaska as a visitor destination.

History of Visit Anchorage

The Municipality of Anchorage established the Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau, now known as Visit Anchorage, in 1975 in response to voters and the visitor industry to stimulate tourism growth and to diversify the economy. For more than 45 years, Visit Anchorage has adapted to meet new opportunities and grown to tackle challenges. Visit Anchorage remains committed to fostering renewed growth and benefits for the community through travel and tourism.