Anchorage Chamber Monday Forum: Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Julie Saupe deliverd Monday Forum focused around Anchorage Summer 2008 tourism industry.

Julie Saupe deliverd Monday Forum focused around Anchorage Summer 2008 tourism industry.

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  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • Generate tourism dollars to sustain and diversify the Anchorage economy
    • Maintain expert status for visitor information, statistics and resources
    • Demonstrate to residents the economic value of tourism to the Anchorage economy
    • Optimize revenues and ensure continued success of the Convention Centers while controlling costs
  • 3.
    • Statewide Tourism Estimated Economic Impact: $1.6 billion
    • Anchorage, 2007:
      • Leisure eei = $156 million
      • Meetings eei = $ 97 million
      • Meetings sold = $96 million
  • 4.
    • 2007 Bed Tax: $ $20,424, 208
    • 2008 Year to Date: 7% increase
    • $85 million to General Fund
  • 5.
    • Travel Agents
    • Tour Operators – cruise & motorcoach
    • Airlines
    • Meeting planners
    • Media, travel writers
    • Consumer
    • Visitor
  • 6.
    • Trade Shows
    • Blitzes
    • Fam Tours
    • Site Inspections
    • Santa Calls
    • Anchorage.net & printed collateral
    • Bid Presentations
    • Attendance Promoters
    • Desk side visits / Sales Calls
    • Events
  • 7.
    • 2008 Bid Presentations
    • Neighborhoods USA 1,2 00
    • June 2010 American Society of Parasitologists 300
    • June 2010 Western Economic Association 1,000
    • Sept 2010 Tastee Freez 1,000
    • Sept 2011 The Retired Enlisted Association 325
    • May 2012 M osquito & Vector Control Association 800
    • June 2012 International Liquid Crystal Society 1,000
    • Oct 2012 International Conservation Union 4,000
  • 8.
    • 2007
    • 629 Meetings sold or booked
    • $96,411,771 EEI
    • 91 Meeting planner FAMS
    • 27,504 Peak room nights
  • 9. Peak Tourist Season May 16 – September 15 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC
  • 10. Holidays Peak Summer Season International, National, Regional International, National, Regional Incentives/Corporate State, Trade shows Incentives/Corporate State, Trade shows Events Events Events JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC
  • 11.
    • 50,000 sf exhibit hall
    • 5,000 person general session
    • 3x the convention / meeting space
    • Functionality:
    • Kitchen
    • Load in /Load Out
    • Local Capacity
  • 12.
    • 2011 - U.S.A Canada Lions Leadership Forum (3,500 delegates)
    • 2012 - American Astronomical Society (1,100 delegates)
    • 2010 - American Association of Professional Landmen (1,000 delegates)
    • 2008 - Computer Vision and Pattern
    • Recognition (1,300 delegates)
    • 2008 – AFN (3,500 delegates)
  • 13.
    • Doom & gloom in the news
    • High gas prices
    • Economic woes outside
    • War time
  • 14.
    • Leisure:
    • “ Climate Sightseeing”
    • Mature Demographic
    • International Visitors
    • In-State Markets
    • Business
    • Association travel vs Corporate travel
    • Advance Planning & Bookings
  • 15.