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)!

Save the date: Sat., Mar. 28, 2015

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SAVE THE DATE! Join us on Mar. 28 at the Alaska Native Heritage Center for the Alaska Summer Showcase! We have some special “Wish Trips” that you’re going to love (and you could WIN one!). We have some special music by Anna Lynch and her band. Watch for the food trucks. And of course, we’ll have our hand-picked group of the top travel people in the state.

They’ll be there with all the latest information on how to “Jumpstart your summer”. Stay tuned for more details!

Awesome turnout for first Alaska Summer Showcase!

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We had a great turnout at the first Alaska Summer Showcase! Check out Brooke Leslie’s traditional Tlingit singing (above). Hundreds of travelers came out to visit with travel companies from around the state. Lots of folks stopped in for a bite at the Food Truck Rodeo. We had great presenters. And MY GOSH, the PRIZES. They were AWESOME. Here’s a rundown of the winners:

Alaska Air trip for two: Patty K.
Katmailand/PenAir trip for two: Linda V.
Kennicott trip for two: Geoffrey D.
Major Marine tour of Kenai Fjords National Park: Melissa S.
Arctic Circle fly/drive from Northern Alaska Tour Company: Clydene F.
Knik River Lodge/Explore Tours heli-tour: Carol C.
Era Helicopters Denali heli-hike: Catherine B.
Ninilchik Charters deep-sea fishing: Amanda F.
Whale watching with Alaska Travel Adventures: Marge H.
LeConte Glacier Tour with Alaska Waters: Eunice A.
Columbia Glacier Cruise with Stan Stephens Cruises: Jennifer S.
Taquan Air flightseeing of Misty Fjords N.M.: Annie S.
Kenai River canyon raft adventure + lodge stay w/Alaska Wildland: Marne L.
Travel Juneau adventure: Clifton Y.
Land’s End Resort : Cindi C.
Across the Bay Adventure Company: Anisia K.
Alaska Railroad trip for two: Ole L.
Inlet Tower package: Theresa T.
Visit Anchorage package: Kelly I.
…and more!