Visit Anchorage is the destination marketing organization representing Anchorage and surrounding areas. Whether you are a member or not, Visit Anchorage is working for you. Membership provides exclusive opportunities to reach the most qualified and likely Alaska travelers through marketing and advertising programs, as well as the opportunity to partner with other members, provide your services to the tourism industry, and add your support to Visit Anchorage's mission of attracting and serving visitors and advocating for our industry. Visit Anchorage provides ways to expand your reach with exclusive promotional opportunities, cooperative advertising programs, new marketing ideas, education, and networking.
Becoming a Member
Your business will find the perfect fit at Visit Anchorage. Members are categorized by type and location, and annual dues vary based on business type and size. Most members are small local businesses that qualify for the minimum annual dues of $400. It’s a valuable investment that comes with a suite of benefits — just keep reading.
Promotion & Exposure
Once you become a member, you gain access to compelling and award-winning publications, an authoritative website, brochure distribution at Anchorage's Visitor Information Centers and other important advertising tools: Members receive valuable exposure to their target markets through Visit Anchorage’s Official Guide to Anchorage, restaurant guide, calendar of leisure events, and robust marketing programs.
Calendars & Leads
Business opportunities are literally at your fingertips. View confidential lists of convention and tradeshow bookings, download visitor inquiries, access the annual cruise ship port-of-call calendar and find future opportunities to travel with the Visit Anchorage sales teams.
A wide variety of tools target the right Visit Anchorage audience. Members can post travel packages, deals, manage listings, and update contact information. Using this site, you can also RSVP to membership events, download images for promotional use, and more. New members will get a thorough introduction to the members-only section of Anchorage.net during the Benefits Brunch, Visit Anchorage's membership orientation, or via a one-on-one with your membership representative.
Education & Networking
Visit Anchorage hosts a variety of industry events including professional development seminars, Monthly Membership Luncheons, Business Exchanges, and training opportunities. Attending these events is one of the best ways to position your business for growth in the visitor industry.
Visit Anchorage is your source for the latest industry research. Members can contact firstname.lastname@example.org with specific research inquiries.
Visit Anchorage provides an annual update to the municipality and the community at large on tourism marketing and the visitor industry in Anchorage at the Report to the Community, held in January.
The state of Alaska historically commissions research measuring the number of annual visitors to the state, methods of entry to Alaska, country of origin, and economic impacts of the state's visitor industry.
The U.S. Travel Association has published industry insights and statistics since 1973. The organization commissions research to measure both domestic and international travel to the United States, as well as the national economic benefits and effects of the visitor industry.
Government Relations for the Tourism Industry
By joining Visit Anchorage, members gain a more powerful advocacy voice than they have alone. In addition, members stay informed on political developments that may affect their business. By representing members on tourism issues in the state capitol and in front of the Anchorage Assembly, Visit Anchorage works to maintain political support that allows the visitor industry to do its job, and improves our community for residents and visitors alike.