Downtown Anchorage seen with the Alaska Range to the north.
Ken Graham
"Alaskans cultivate a strong sense of community, and that neighborly spirit extends to strangers chasing down the [northern] lights," writes Andrea Sachs in a Washington Post article on winter in Alaska  published in late March. Sachs spent nights viewing aurora and days pursuing moose , checking out Alaska's largest winter festival , and riding the Alaska Railroad . She details her time in Anchorage at the Hotel…

Lodging Performance Terms Explained

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Can’t tell RevPAR from ADR? To the uninitiated, these hotel industry terms might seem wonky and intimidating. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you better evaluate lodging performance in Anchorage and hopefully allow you to make more informed business decisions using the findings.…

Main Event Catering Offering Boxed Lunches

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Main Event Catering is currently offering boxed lunches made to order for each of your guests, customers and/or employees. Options ranging from sandwiches to fresh Caesar salads. Boxed lunches starting at $13. Please visit our website https://maineventcateringak.com/lunch-and-dinner-menus…

Is Facebook Dead?

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Changes to Facebook’s news feed are coming, and companies and brands will show up less and less. Going forward, smart social media strategies should look like advertising plans or customer relations strategies. The road ahead is much more bleak for organic posts and brand messaging that once made up the bulk of brand activity in social media. In a post in mid-January, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about upcoming changes…
Visit Anchorage presented the 2018 Report to the Community on January 18, 2018, at the Dena'ina Center. President & CEO Julie Saupe summed up 2017 and looked ahead to 2018 and beyond, focusing on the most recent findings from local and national research on tourism . She also emphasized the importance for Alaska tourism businesses of customer experience and positive word-of-mouth traveler reviews in her remarks . "We…
Think you know the Anchorage traveler? You might be surprised at what they actually look like. There’s a new Anchorage overnight visitors report that takes a deep dive on overnight visitation in Anchorage and Girdwood, and while it might confirm common assumptions, it can also upend conventional wisdom. The new report uses data from the state’s Alaska Visitor Statistics Program. Where the full, statewide report covers…

Anchorage Market Profiles Released

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Visit Anchorage has released an updated report on overnight visitation to the Municipality of Anchorage. The new report uses data from the state’s Alaska Visitor Statistics Program. Where the full, statewide report covers all summer visitation across Alaska, this new report provides a more comprehensive view of one particular piece: overnight leisure visitors to the municipality of Anchorage. Based on comprehensive…