Small Market Meetings

DEC 2016

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Page 23 of 51 Destination Showcase 24 schedules Alaska cultural presentations and craft demonstrations. Sportfishing reigns as some of the best in "The Salmon Capital of the World." Charter fishing passengers catch salmon, halibut and rock- fish, and freshwater fishing is also popular. "The Tlingit tribe originally settled the area, and two other tribes reside here, which gives year- round opportunities to experience our native cul- ture," said Patti Mackey, president and CEO of Ketchikan Visitors Bureau. "Attendees can enjoy a lecture, watch native dancing or take a class with instruction in traditional arts." Ketchikan will increase its hotel capacity to nearly 500 rooms in early 2017. Close to the airport and ferry, the Best Western Plus Landing Hotel provides 107 guest rooms and suites, a fitness cen- ter, courtesy shuttle service and in-house catering. Nearby and slated to open in early 2017, the My Place Hotel, an economy extended-stay option, will have 64 rooms with compact kitchens. Located 16 miles north of downtown, the 52-room Salmon Falls Fishing Resort's meeting room can host a theater-style gathering for 80, a classroom for 48 or a banquet for 90 with in-house catering. Overlooking downtown Ketchikan, the 72-room Sunset at Sitka's Sandy Beach Courtesy Visit Sitka ACCESS Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport (Alaska, Delta), Alaska Marine Highway System MAJOR MEETING SPACES Harrigan Centennial Civic Center, Sheldon Jackson Campus thru Sitka Fine Arts Camp, Westmark Sitka Hotel, Sitka Performing Arts Center HOTEL ROOMS 575 OFFSITE VENUES Alaska Raptor Center, Sitka Sound Science Center, Univ. of Alaska SE, Sea Mountain Golf Club, Allen Marine Catamarans CONTACT INFO Visit Sitka 800-557-4852 y Sitka, Alaska Ketchikan, Alaska Courtesy ACCESS Ketchikan International Airport, Alaska Marine Highway System ferry routes MAJOR MEETING SPACES Ted Ferry Civic Center, Sunny Point Conference Center, Cape Fox Lodge, Salmon Falls Resort HOTEL ROOMS 487 by early 2017 OFFSITE VENUES Lumberjack Show arena, harbor cruises, art galleries, Saxman Community Hall adjacent to the Saxman Totem Park CONTACT INFO Ketchikan Visitors Bureau 800-770-3300 y Ketchikan, Alaska

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