Tourism Research & Visitor Statistics

Visit Anchorage is the source for information and research on Anchorage’s visitor industry. Travel-specific insights are shared regularly on the research page of the site. Contact the staff for specific inquiries related to Anchorage tourism.

Visit Anchorage provides regular updates to the Municipality of Anchorage and also holds Report to the Community each January. 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. Visit Anchorage also commissions studies and collects third party research of value to local tourism companies in its online research area.

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's Division of Economic Development 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.

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