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

Category - Member-to-Member News

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…
Alyeska Resort will open with limited terrain for Saturday, December 9, for the 2017/18 ski season. The Resort has moved up the original date by a week given the favorable weather window with cold temperatures for snow making crews. The snow makers have been working around the clock to put down…

Travelers and Mobile Usage in Trip Planning

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Almost all U.S. travelers own a mobile phone, and 68 percent of travelers use their mobile device to plan trips. But mobile usage rates vary greatly by age, and enthusiasm for mobile devices in planning may be cooling off among some of the most fervent users. The Destination Analysts report  "State of the American Traveler: Mobile Edition"  explores travelers’ use of mobile devices in planning and…

Anchorage Opera Presents Don Pasquale

Monday, October 23, 2017

Love. ‘It’s complicated...’ and Pasquale finds out just how complicated when he meddles in a young couple's true love! With the help of the clever Dr. Malatesta, the lovers devise a "be careful what you wish for" scheme to teach him a lesson - she marries him!…

Anchorage Visitor Snapshot

Friday, September 01, 2017

What should you do to find, talk to, and attract the most likely Anchorage visitors? Last summer’s data can inform tactics when we’re chasing more travelers, and could inform sales and marketing programs. This is the closest we can get to answers to some really big questions. Who are Anchorage travelers? What are their habits? How do they book us? What do they do when they’re here? The findings from the Alaska…