WASHINGTON (KINY) - The Alaska Travel Industry Association is set to receive a $2.85 million dollar grant in CARES Act funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).
The money will go to emergency efforts that are needed to help reopen the state's tourism economy. The Alaska Travel Industry Association is based in Anchorage, Alaska.
Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the award on Thursday, according to a release from the EDA.
"One of the best ways we can rebuild our struggling tourism sector and support hard-working Alaskans in the industry is to get the word out that Alaska is ready to host Americans for a vacation in our state," said Alaska U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan in the release. "With this new EDA grant announced today, the Alaska Travel Industry Association and its partner will be better equipped to promote the Last Frontier and the Alaskan adventure of a lifetime waiting for travelers."