On behalf of the State of Alaska, McDowell Group will once again be conducting interviews with visitors to Anchorage in summer 2016, as part of the seventh generation of the Alaska Visitor Statistics Program (AVSP). Trained surveyors will intercept out-of-state visitors at the Anchorage International Airport to gather information on their Alaska visit: trip purpose, length of stay, lodging, destinations, activities, satisfaction, trip planning and demographics, among other subjects. The summer fielding period runs May 1 through September 30, with results being available in February 2017. We look forward to sharing the results of this critical research project with Visit Anchorage members in the future. Please contact Heather Haugland at McDowell Group with any questions: heather@mcdowellgroup.net; (907) 586-6126.