About Mat-Su CVB

What is the Mat-Su Convention & Visitors Bureau? 

  • Non-profit organization formed in 1986 to promote the Mat-Su visitor industry. Currently has a 10-member board of directors representing nearly 300 members, mostly small tourism business owners in the Mat-Su Borough. Staff: 4 year-round full-time employees.

Mat-Su Convention & Visitors Bureau's Mission: 

  • Our purpose is to strengthen and cultivate a vibrant tourism industry.
  • The premier visitor destination delivering an authentic Alaska experience.

Funding Overview and History: 

  • In 1988, voters approved a 5 percent "bed" tax which became the basis for the Mat-Su CVB funding.
  • Mat-Su Borough and the Mat-Su CVB agreed upon a "funding formula" in 1994 to allocate the Mat-Su CVB's share of bed tax revenue.
  • The present formula calls for the Mat-Su CVB to receive 65 percent of bed tax revenues in the Mat-Su Borough.


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