Ladies and Gentlemen…may I present our WINNERS!

Winners. We had plenty of them at last weekend’s Alaska Summer Showcase. It was a fun event…including g-r-e-a-t music from Anna Lynch and her band (pictured, below) See below for a rundown of our winners:AlaskaSummerShowcase2015045

GRAND PRIZE: Condor Airlines tickets for two from Alaska to Germany: Marichu R (pictured, right). AlaskaSummerShowcase2015025
GRAND PRIZE: Alaska Airlines tickets for two: Ronda R. (pictured below, right)
CIRI Tourism: Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise for two: Bronwen N.
K2 Aviation/Rust’s Flying Service: Denali Flightseeing plus glacier landing: David T.
Alyeska Resort: Deluxe champagne gourmet dinner for two at Seven Glaciers: Mindy W.
Talkeetna Roadhouse: Pie making class for 2: Mandy P.
Alaska Native Heritage Center: Private tour for 4: Susanne M.
Galley Gourmet in Kodiak: Galley Gourmet Dinner Cruise for two: Mathew M.AlaskaSummerShowcase2015028
Across the Bay Adventure Co.: 2-day/1-night adventure in Kasitsna Bay: Jade Y.
Alaska Wildland Adventures: Kenai Riverside Lodge package for two that includes dinner and accommodations, plus a Kenai River Canyon raft trip: Jeanne R.
Lodge at Black Rapids: Special lodge package: Joe P.
Stan Stephens Cruises: Columbia Glacier cruise for two: Amalie C.
HAP Alaska-Yukon: 3-day/2-night stay at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge: Arlene R.
HAP Alaska-Yukon: Ptarmigan cruise for two: Marcella B.AlaskaSummerShowcase2015054
Inlet Tower Hotel & Suites: Overnight accommodations for two, $100 restaurant credit at PubHouse: Dorothy A.
Travel Juneau: Roundtrip air fare on Alaska Airlines to Juneau, plus choice of two activities: Bill B.
Visit Anchorage: Centennial Prize Basket: Edward H.
Era Helicopters: Denali park heli-hiking for 2: Zachary G.
Alaska Railroad: 2x  trip for two between Anchorage and Seward: Sandra C. and Camille R.
Knik River Lodge: Heli-tour for two of Knik Glacier, plus glacier landing: Kathie A.
Northern Alaska Tour Company: Arctic Circle fly/drive for two: Paige P.
Kennicott Glacier Lodge: 3-day/2-nights accommodations including meals, plus flight seeing from Wrangell Mountain Air and a glacier hike from St. Elias Alpine Guides: Joshua S.
Taquan Air: Misty Fjords Flightseeing for two: Willie V. H.
…there were a few other prizes. We’ll let you know if you won. But I’m a bit sleepy now. It’s been a long week…lots of clean-up. Oh. And a party. From ALL of us involved with the Alaska Summer Showcase, we hope you had a great time and that you were able to JUMPSTART your SUMMER! We’ll see you next year! You can keep up with Alaska travel specials by subscribing to the Alaska Travelgram newsletter. It’s free. TheCrew2015
“The crew” for the Alaska Summer Showcase, l to r: Lorena, Scott, Bart, Drew, Liz, Michael, Corie and Nick!! Photo by Rob Stapleton/Alaskafoto.

Today is the day.

brainCarpe diem. Those of us at the Alaska Summer Showcase Brain Trust (Scott, Liz and Lorena) wish you the best of luck at today’s event. Stop by the Alaska Native Heritage Center and say hello. This morning, we’re gathering up some treats, blowing up balloons and tripping over extension cords. wga

But this afternoon, everything will be buttoned up and we’ll be READY TO PARTY. When you come in, you’ll see a BIG POSTER with all the prizes. You’ll hear Anna Lynch playing her beautiful music on the stage. The sun will be streaming through the windows. The angels…they will weep for you as you win that AWESOME prize!!

JUMPSTART YOUR SUMMER. We’ll see you there!

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Got Passport?

passportWhen you get to the Alaska Summer Showcase, you will receive a “PASSPORT”!

This includes your entry blank for our AWESOME prizes! Take the passport around to the presenters. Have them stamp it. Ask about their show-only specials. When all your passport stamps are completed…then drop your entry into the box on the stage! Listen to the music by Anna Lynch. Get some food at the food trucks. Check out the cool exhibits at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Finally, get ready to WIN  some of these prizes!

**Get your tickets in advance ($6) HERE…or $10 at the door (kids 12 and under are free).**

Condor Airlines: Roundtrip for two from Anchorage to Frankfurt, Germany
Alaska Airlines: Roundtrip for two anywhere the fly, including Mexico and Hawaii.
Era Helicopters: Denali Park heli-adventure for two.
Kennicott Glacier Lodge: Lodge accommodations for three days/two nights with meals, plus half-day glacier hike from St. Elias Alpine Guides and flightseeing tour with Wrangell Mountain Air
Travel Juneau: Roundtrip for two Anchorage-Juneau, with your choice of custom activities.
CIRI Alaska Tourism: Kenai Fjords National Park cruise for two
Alaska Railroad: Anchorage-Seward rail tour for two
Northern Alaska Tour Company: Arctic Circle fly-drive adventure for two from Fairbanks
Stan Stephens Cruises: Columbia Glacier cruise for two
Alaska Wildland Adventures: Kenai Riverside lodge package, with Kenai River canyon raft trip for two
Across the Bay Adventure Company: beachfront lodge package for two
Alyeska Resort: Deluxe champagne dinner for two at Seven Glaciers Restaurant
Galley Gourmet: Gourmet dinner cruise for two in Kodiak
Taquan Air: Misty Fjords National Monument flightseeing tour for two from Ketchikan
Lodge at Black Rapids: Special lodge package for two
K2/Rust’s Flying Service: Denali flightseeing plus glacier landing from Talkeetna for two
Inlet Tower Hotel: Special overnight package plus dining certificate at Pubhouse
Visit Anchorage: Special Centennial package

…AND MORE!

Alaska Summer Showcase: jumpstart your summer!

BartlettGlacier _SnapseedYou’re invited to the Alaska Summer Showcase! Hosted at the Alaska Native Heritage Center from 12 Noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sat., Mar. 28, you’ll find everything you need to jumpstart your summer travel plans. Above–riding the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Seward (just one of many prizes we’re giving away!).

Come by to get your share of more than $20,000 in travel prizes. Plus, take advantage of exclusive show-only specials (including $50 off of the 2015 Alaska TourSaver books…regularly $99.95).1391222307_Anna_Lynch_021-Edit_2 _Snapseed

Anna Lynch, an award-winning Alaska singer-songwriter, will be there with her combo. There is a “Food Truck Rodeo” so we’ll have plenty of fun, fresh snacks and there’s a “Kids’ Adventure Zone” hosted by the Heritage Center. Kids 12 and under are free (grown ups: $6 in advance or $10 at the door). CLICK HERE to get your tickets in advance and SAVE.

Make-a-Wish has a special table set up next to Alaska Airlines‘ booth. We’re encouraging travelers to donate their Alaska Airlines miles to help fund the travel needs of “wish kids” and their families.

knik _SnapseedMany regions of Alaska are represented at the Showcase including Southeast (Travel Juneau), Far North (Northern Alaska Tour Company), Kodiak (Galley Gourmet), Denali (Era Helicopters), Prince William Sound (Stan Stephens Cruises) and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (Kennicott Glacier Lodge, Wrangell Mountain Air and St. Elias Alpine Guides).

Here’s a rundown of some of the g-r-e-a-t prizes we’ll be giving away all day:

Condor Airlines: Roundtrip for two from Anchorage to Frankfurt, Germanyas
Alaska Airlines: Roundtrip for two anywhere the fly, including Mexico and Hawaii.
Era Helicopters: Denali Park heli-adventure for two.
Kennicott Glacier Lodge: Lodge accommodations for three days/two nights with meals, plus half-day glacier hike from St. Elias Alpine Guides and flightseeing tour with Wrangell Mountain Air
Travel Juneau: Roundtrip for two Anchorage-Juneau, with your choice of custom activities.
CIRI Alaska Tourism: Kenai Fjords National Park cruise for two
Alaska Railroad: Anchorage-Seward rail tour for two
Northern Alaska Tour Company: Arctic Circle fly-drive adventure for two from Fairbanks
Stan Stephens Cruises: Columbia Glacier cruise for two
Alaska Wildland Adventures: Kenai Riverside lodge package, with Kenai River canyon raft trip for two
Across the Bay Adventure Company: beachfront lodge package for two
Alyeska Resort: Deluxe champagne dinner for two at Seven Glaciers Restaurant
Galley Gourmet: Gourmet dinner cruise for two in Kodiak
Taquan Air: Misty Fjords National Monument flightseeing tour for two from Ketchikan
Lodge at Black Rapids: Special lodge package for two
K2/Rust’s Flying Service: Denali flightseeing plus glacier landing from Talkeetna for two
Inlet Tower Hotel: Special overnight package plus dining certificate at Pubhouse
Visit Anchorage: Special Centennial package

We’ll see YOU at the Alaska Summer Showcase on Sat., Mar. 28!

The prizes keep coming in for the Alaska Summer Showcase!

P1020544 _SnapseedOhhh, how we do love our travel prizes for the Alaska Summer Showcase! How about a Kenai Fjords National Park cruise for two from Kenai Fjords Tours? Ya!

Here’s a great Kennicott package: 3 days/2 nights at Kennicott Glacier Lodge, including meals. Plus, our friends at Wrangell Mountain Air are including a 50-minute flightseeing tour for two. YA! WAIT–there’s MORE! Just got a note back from St. Elias Alpine Guides and they’re going to include a half-day glacier hike on the Root Glacier. Folks–this is an AWESOME prize…and you can ONLY enter at the Alaska Summer Showcase on Sat., Mar. 28!

Get your tickets HEREhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/alaska-summer-showcase-tickets-15827218637

Roundtrip for two ANYWHERE Alaska Airlines flies.
Columbia Glacier cruise for two from Valdez.
Trip for two to Juneau from Anchorage on Alaska Airlines, plus custom activities.
Era Helicopters Denali Adventure for two.
Knik Glacier Helicopter trip for two from Knik River Lodge.
Roundtrip for two from Anchorage to Frankfurt, Germany NONSTOP on Condor Airlines.
Flightseeing in Misty Fjords National Monument from Ketchikan with Taquan Air.
Arctic Circle Fly/Drive Adventure for two from Northern Alaska Tour Company.
Alaska Railroad tickets for two from Anchorage to Seward.
…plus MANY MORE PRIZES.

Make a wishBe sure and stop by the Make-a-Wish booth next to Alaska Airlines. Donate some of your Alaska Airlines miles so some “wish kids” and their families can go on the trip of a lifetime!

Save: order your tickets in advance!

ASS_LOGO_horizontalGet your tickets here. Order your Alaska Summer Showcase tickets HERE. Remember, kids aged 12 and under are F-R-E-E. Grown ups? $6 in advance (plus $1.32 ticketing fee), or $10 at the door. BUY your tickets at the Eventbrite site. 

PRIZE UPDATE: Denali flightseeing with Glacier Landing!!

k2Here’s a great prize for the Alaska Summer Showcase: an awesome Denali flightseeing trip from K2 Aviation in Talkeetna. PLUS–a glacier landing! We did the trip last year. It was a-w-e-s-o-m-e-! WIN IT at the Alaska Summer Showcase Mar. 28! Stop in between 12 Noon and 5:00 p.m. at the Alaska Native Heritage Center!

Donate your Alaska Airlines miles to Make-a-Wish® at the show!

Make a wish

We’ve invited Make-A-Wish® to set up a table at the Alaska Summer Showcase so that attendees can donate their Alaska Airlines miles.as

Why?

Because here in Alaska, our “wish kids” want to GO somewhere. Check out the organization’s guiding belief:

“Every 38 minutes Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.”

Learn more about Make-A-Wish® of Washington and Alaska HERE.

Prize update!

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We love giving away prizes–and we’ve got a giant BUNDLE of them to give away at this year’s Alaska Summer Showcase. Check ’em out:

a. Helicopter flightseeing of Knik Glacier from Knik River Lodge (pictured, above).
b. Alaska Airlines trip for two (pictured, below).
c. Condor Airlines trip for two from Anchorage to Frankfurt, Germany!
d. Kenai River canyon raft trip plus overnight lodge accommodations from Alaska Wildland Adventures.
e. Helicopter flightseeing in Denali National Park from Era Aviation.
f. Kenai Fjords National Park cruise for two from Kenai Fjords Tours.
g. Eight-hour LeConte Glacier Experience on a jetboat from Wrangell, Alaska with Alaska Waters.
h. Kennicott Glacier Lodge stay for two nights, plus flightseeing in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park from Kennicott Glacier Lodge + Wrangell Mountain Air.
i. Two-night beachfront adventure with Across the Bay Adventure Company in Seldovia!
…many more prizes!

We also have some great show-only specials, including a 50-percent show-only discount on the Alaska TourSaver books. That’s a $50 discount!

This year we’re partnering with Make-a-Wish so attendees will have the chance to donate Alaska Airlines miles for “wish kids” and their families.

MUSIC? We’ve asked Anna Lynch and her band to stop in an plays some awesome tunes. You’ll love her. And Brooke Leslie from Wrangell will sing some Alaska Native songs from her tribe in Wrangell.

DANCE? Watch the Alaska Native Heritage Center Dancers perform on the main stage in “The Gathering Place”.

SAVE THE DATE: Sat., Mar. 28, from 12-5pm. Get your tickets HERE at EVENTBRITE.
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Get your ticket to Alaska Summer Showcase 2015!

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SAVE THE DATE: Mar. 28, 2015. From 12-5pm! Go to our Eventbrite site and get your tickets ($6 in advance)!