Black Meetings and Tourism

September / October 2016

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meeting destinations, Juneau delivers value AND true Alaskan experiences: the spectacular scenery of the coastland Tongass National Forest, small town charm and safety, excellent food, profes- sional meeting facilities and accommoda- tions, but no traffic congestion, long lines, or urban angst. And a wide variety of out- door activities – including hiking alongside the famous Mendenhall Glacier, summer- time whale watching, fishing, and ziplining as well as wintertime skiing/snowshoeing – are just minutes from any meeting venue or hotel. Juneau International Airport provides air travel to and from the destination. Alaska Airlines provides award-winning service with more flights to, from, and within Alaska than any other airline. ••SITKA•• With small, distinct meetings being such dynamic elements of the industry today, Sitka's intrinsic charm certainly deserves attention. Sitka, once called the "Paris of the Pacific," combines a treas- ury of Native culture, Russian history, and Alaskan wilderness. Settled on the crossroads of three magnificent environments – the wild rain forest of Baranof Island, the expanse of the Pacific Ocean, and the still beauty of Alaska's Inside Passage – the opportuni- ties to create a unique, memorable meet- ing experience are restricted only by the limitations of the imagination. Whether you're planning a corporate meeting, conference, tradeshow, conven- tion or a board retreat Sitka has got you covered. With some of the best meeting venues/locations in the world located in the beauty of Sitka, AK its no wonder planners are booking more meetings here. The Sitka Performing Arts Center has state-of-the-art amenities highlighting this recent addition to the mix of unique and eclectic meeting facilities in Sitka. With seating for over 600 people and an adjacent room for recep- tions or after-par- ties, the new Sitka Performing Arts Center is ready to make your musical or dramatic events spectacular. Some other venues and sites to consider for your next event include The H a r r i g a n Centennial Hall, as well as The Totem Square Hotel & Marina and The West- mark Sitka Hotel. Located on a lush forested island halfway between Seattle, Washington, and Anchorage, Alaska, Sitka enjoys daily jet service from Alaska Airlines from these cities, as well as Juneau, and Ketchikan. WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Sitka Convention & Visitors Bureau (800) 557.4852 B M & T ••• September/October 2016 ••• 35 AREA GUIDES ANB Harbor, Sitka on a cloudy summer day Photo Credit: Chad Zuber e s t r s our e y mak e e s f r xt meeting ne a Juneau, Alask our meeting in Juneau planning y or details on y f oda Call t .220 7 .85 1.800 4 17 .586. 7 Meet in 90 au on 1 0 9 4 • • • STATS • • • HOTEL ROOMS Alaskan Hotel 44 Best Western Country Lane Inn 51 Aspen Suites Hotel 78 Four Points by Sheraton Juneau 104 Glacier bay Lodge & Tours 56 Westmark Baranof Hotel 195 EXHIBITION FACILITIES Centennial Hall Convention Center Total Exhibit Space 20,000 sq. ft. Meeting Rooms 7 WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau

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