Downtown Anchorage seen with the Alaska Range to the north.
Ken Graham

October 2018 Hotel Insights

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Fall began strong, with growth for October hotel demand of 6 percent and ADR of 4 percent year over year. Though monthly performance continues to fall below historical highs set in 2015, 2018 marked the third best October for revenue. October also set the strongest mark of any month for growth…
Help bring Anchorage's Big Wild Life to life! Visit Anchorage is seeking performers and handlers to serve as Anchorage "critters," our costumed animal mascots. These furred, feathered, and antlered mascots appear at many community events as goodwill ambassadors of our city. These…

Visit Anchorage Booth Shares Available

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Visit Anchorage Tourism and Development Department has a few booth share opportunities available at these upcoming travel trade and consumer shows. But act fast, as space is limited. Promote and sell your business on the road with Visit Anchorage. For more information, please contact the…

Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Wins Award

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce was awarded "Alaska Chamber of the Year" during the fall forum hosted by the Alaska Chamber in Fairbanks on October 24. It is the second time the Anchorage Chamber has received this award, the first time was in 1999. President/CEO of the…

September 2018 Hotel Insights

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hotel revenue in September increased 6 percent year over year, another solid month to cap summer. Revenue gains in the month were driven by rate. Demand was flat from September 2017. Hotel revenue remained below records set in 2015. Definite room blocks by meetings and conventions were…

Phillips Adds New Vessel to Whittier

Monday, October 01, 2018

Celebrating the 60th year of operation within pristine Prince William Sound, Alaskan-owned Phillips Cruises and Tours marks another successful season and looks ahead to a bright future as operations expand in Whittier, Alaska.   Offering itineraries from Whittier during a season stretching from…

August 2018 Hotel Insights

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

August was a strong month for hotels, with occupancy and average daily rate the highest in recent years, not yet reaching a high-water mark set back in 2015. RevPAR was up 7 percent year-over-year. It was the best single month for hotel revenue since August of 2015. Not sure what these terms…