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

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…

Simon & Seafort's Celebrates 40 Years

Monday, October 08, 2018

Simon & Seafort’s is turning 40! We’ve launched a number of things to celebrate, we hope you’ll join us! Wine Down Wednesday’s Every Wednesday through November 7th, three flights of wine served with a complimentary fruit and cheese pairing. Price varies weekly…

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…
The Director of Education will be responsible for developing collaborative relationships with key individuals, regulatory agencies and institutions to expand and/or enhance existing education programs and develop and implement new educational programs at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center…

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…

Q2 2018 Tax Collections Report

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Hotel revenue for the second quarter of 2018 was more than $70.4 million, according to Municipality of Anchorage reporting released at the end of August. The report put Q2 bed tax collections at $7.5 million, down about 3 percent compared to the same period in 2017. The slight dip in hotel…

Snowhook Adds Snowmobiles and Fat Tire Bikes

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Snowhook Adventure Guides  is adding new winter tour options. This winter in addition to our dog sled tours we're offering snowmachine and fat tire bike tours to our program. And if transportation is a problem we're also adding daily shuttles to and from Anchorage to our base in Willow.…

SkiAK Has New Gear for Winter

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Winter will be soon upon us here in Alaska! SkiAK will be ready with all-new gear soon. Arrivals are happening daily. This year we will again be offering kids seasonal ski packages. The package includes new Rossignol skis, boots and telescopic poles. Ski lengths range from 70cm for the little…