Alaska eases restrictions on travelers, Natural History webinar and more!
Alaska eases restrictions on travelers, Natural History webinar and more!
Alaska TIA
Atigun River off the Dalton Highway

Message from the President

The spring weather in Alaska has put some energy into the air, and the busy summer season is rapidly approaching!
 
Many Alaskans are feeling inspired to get out and see more of the state again this year, after venturing out on road trips for the first time in 2020. As you advertise on social media, keep in mind that many of your viewers may be Alaskans considering another staycation getaway this summer. Take advantage of ATIA's new campaign that just kicked off "Show Up For Alaska", featuring ads on radio, television and digital media to promote in-state tourism. You can place specials for your Alaskan neighbors through our website showupforalaska.com!

Covid remains the X factor for many of our state’s visitors. See the Covid Vaccination and Testing information below for you to share with your potential guests as they reach out with questions. New travel guidance was released by the State on April 26th which exempts fully vaccinated travelers from testing or quarantining prior to or after arriving in state. Read more details in Health Advisory 2, linked below. 

Thanks for your ongoing engagement with ATIA!

COVID Vaccination and Testing Info

April 26, 2021 - The State released updated health information this week with a couple of key points:
  • Travelers to the state are not required to get tested prior to arriving or upon arrival
    • Non-vaccinated travelers are still encouraged to get tested prior to travel or to take advantage of free testing available at many ports of entry to help identify and mitigate the spread of the virus and its variants.
    • Fully vaccinated travelers (defined by being two weeks post vaccination) have no requirement or recommendation to get tested prior to or after arriving in state.
  • An optional "Safe Travels Form" can be completed via the Alaska Travel Portal www.alaska.covidsecureapp.com. This is the hub for all traveler information and allows travelers to request free testing and a free vaccination when they become available at Alaska airports.


"Sleeves Up Alaska" campaign
April 23, 2021 - Alaska Dept of Health and Social Services (DHSS) launches new May “Sleeves Up Alaska” campaign: Anyone living or working in Alaska is eligible to be vaccinated. Learn more about where and how to schedule an appointment here or by calling 907-646-3322.


Governor Dunleavy Issues Administrative Order Precluding Alaska Vaccine Passports
April 26, 2021 - Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy today issued Administrative Order No. 321 stating that the State of Alaska will not require vaccine passports in order to travel to, or around, Alaska.
    “Alaska has led the nation in vaccine distribution for individuals over the age of 16 that want to be vaccinated, and beginning June 1, 2021, vaccines will be available for anyone traveling to Alaska who chooses to be vaccinated. The Dunleavy Administration will continue to protect the fundamental right of citizens to travel freely between states, as well as the rights of Alaskans who travel within their state.”
Click here to read Administrative Order No. 321. 

ATIA Webinar Series:

Natural History Info for Alaska Guides 

Add some tools to your interpretation toolbox!

Join this informative webinar on May 13th from 1:30-3pm and hear from notable scientists and experts in their fields who will be presenting on subjects from glaciology, the aurora borealis, climate,volcanoes and earthquakes as well as Alaska's famous wildlife. This is a terrific opportunity to pick up some great talking points to share with your guests this year. Gain confidence and credibility with your visitors by registering here.

Denali NP Road Lottery Opens

Challenging though it may be to think of September already (!), the road lottery to self-drive Denali's famous park road opens tomorrow, May 1. Get your name in the hat to make the trip on September 17, 19, 20, and 21. September 18 will be Military Appreciation Day. Enter through www.recreation.gov and search for "Denali Road Lottery".

Member Highlights
A shout out to ATIA Juneau Chapter members Liz Barlow, Ashlynn Antoni, Sarah Lowell, Kara Tetley, Cait O’Meally, Alicia Leamer, Amy Balanga and Sierra Gadaire who over the course of last year performed over 1,000 hours volunteering with the Southeast Alaska Food Bank (SEAFB). Way to represent, ATIA Chapter members!

Adventure Green Alaska

applications due May 31

Travelers are increasingly drawn to tour operators with sustainable, environmentally friendly business practices, where they don't need to sacrifice their values when they go on a vacation. ATIA's "Adventure Green Alaska" program is an exclusive branding campaign that tells travelers that your business makes the grade in terms of sustainability and working towards preserving Alaska's cultural and natural resources.
Think your business has what it takes to earn the badge? An application window is open now until May 31 for our members. Read more about it and learn how to apply here at

Alaska Tourism Jobs!

ATIA's job board is a resource you can use. Check these out and add listings to reach an audience of travel and hospitality-related job seekers!
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