We have been involved in the tourism industry in Alaska for about 15 years. I am the current president of the Girdwood Chamber of Commerce ( VisitGirdwood.org ), work closely with Visit Anchorage ( Anchorage.net ) and attend many Alaska Travel Industry Association ( TravelAlaska.org ) events like the annual conference. Last fall after asking for advice of how to continue to grow our diverse operation we decided to join America Outdoors ( AmericaOutdoors.org ). Attending a national outdoor convention was great for us, Albuquerque a new exciting destination. Alaska has a statewide population of about 750,000 which is akin.