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Alaska needs a
competitive budget
in order to keep
visitors choosing our
destination.


We risk losing our
market share when
other destinations
increase their budgets
as ours decreases.

Where Do WE Stand?

Sources: Economic Impact of Alaska’s Visitor Industry (2014-2015 Update) and Alaska Visitor Statistics Program VI Interim Visitor Volume Report (Summer 2015).

  • $1.39 billion in labor income was created by tourism business employment, for an economic impact of $4.17 billion.
  • $1.9 Billion In-State Visitor Spending helps support large and small tourism businesses.

Alaska Tourism = Renewable Natural resource

When there is strong reinvestment in tourism marketing, then tourism works for Alaska, resulting in:

  • Over 2 Million Visitors coming to Alaska, spending money on tours as well as public land permits, campgrounds, hotel stays, rental cars, food, laundry services, airline tickets, gifts, equipment   and more.
  • Over $100 Million in State Revenues & $83 Million in Municipal Revenues generated by Alaska’s visitor industry through a variety of taxes and other fees,
    helping to fund services benefitting residents and communities.
  • 1 in 8 Jobs within the visitor industry, creating an important part of Alaska’s employment picture.