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Travel Research

Data-driven decisions are the key to business success. Visit Anchorage curates travel industry insights for Anchorage, the state, the nation and the world. From our own research program to the leaders in tourism thought, find the most relevant and recent reports all in one place.

Visit Anchorage provides regular updates to the Municipality of Anchorage and also holds Report to the Community at the beginning of each year. Report to the Community is open to the public, and details the work of Visit Anchorage in the previous year and the organization’s goals for the future. Tourism is a vital part of Anchorage's economy. Read more about the benefits of tourism in Anchorage.

Several other entities conduct research that may be of use to travel media or businesses. The state of Alaska houses extensive research on regional and statewide tourism in Alaska. For insight on travel and tourism in America, The U.S. Travel Association conducts and reports on the state of the industry nationwide.

The latest data and research insights are collected below

October 2021 Hotel Performance

In terms of hotel revenue, 2021 was one of the best, possibly the best, Octobers, with STR reporting just above $20 million in revenue for Anchorage area hotels. Demand increased 32% year over year,

September 2021 Hotel Performance

Monthly hotel demand in September nearly matched 2019 levels, an encouraging sign in a month that usually marks a seasonal shift in visitation and rates as summer winds down. At $162 per night,

August 2021 Hotel Performance

August 2021 was the best month for hotel demand in Anchorage ever, improving 73% from 2020, and barely eclipsing the mark set in 2019. While the rebound in demand is encouraging, it's likely that some

June 2021 Hotel Performance

June 2021 showed encouraging signs of continued regrowth of travel, though much like May was short of performance seen prior to COVID. It was the best month for hotel demand since June 2019, off by 4%

May 2021 Anchorage Hotel Insights

Anchorage hotels saw significant improvements compared to 2020, and yet a ways to go before nearing 2019 benchmarks. May 2021 occupancy increased to 72%, an 81% improvement from May 2020, though shy

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