Things are picking up in the Convention Sales Department, now that the holidays are over. Community events that Travel Juneau has assisted with include the Legislative Welcome Reception (January 18) and the Arts and Humanities Governor’s Award reception (January 26). We’re also working hard to ensure that events like the upcoming Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials Meeting go smoothly.

One interesting development emerged during my recent trip to Chicago: planners are now much more interested in booking events in northern areas to avoid the Zika virus. This positions Juneau even better for organizations that have historically booked at warmer meeting destinations.

How can you help Convention Sales? Think about offering a discount or modest “freebie” to attendees, or offering special group excursion rates to meetings that occur over the summer. Call me at 586-1749 or email to Kirk.Stagg@traveljuneau.com to see how we can promote your business to the convention crowd!