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Proposed halibut quotas split tourism industry

...and found that they were almost evenly divided about halibut charter "individual fishing quotas," or IFQs, said Dave Worrell, communications director. "We have some members who are adamantly for it and others who are adamantly against it...
Tourism funding gets cold shoulder from lawmakers

...ship industry, the Alaska Travel Industry Association expects to get less marketing money from the industry, said Dave Worrell, the group's marketing manager. "We don't expect to receive the funding we used to receive," he said. The...
Alaska travel organization launches billboard campaign

...lifetime. "People say time after time that Alaska is on the list of places they want to go," said association spokesman Dave Worrell. "We want to get people thinking about Alaska now rather than later." It may seem odd to launch a campaign just...
Visitor, tax figures show Fairbanks tourism down

...such as Fairbanks expect a particularly challenging summer. "I've heard that a lot of folks are hurting," said Dave Worrell of the Alaska Travel Industry Association. "It seems the farther you get away from the water's edge, kind of the...
Alaska increasing draw for TV, film productions

...Alaska. They're curious about Alaskans. They're curious about Alaska jobs," said Alaska Film Office manager Dave Worrell. Most of the productions are based in TV reality: "Deadliest Catch," "Ice Road Truckers," "Gold Rush Alaska...
New online series explores Alaskan filmmakers

...cinematographers and editors. The first seven guests have been Ron Holmstrom, Crooked Pictures, Dan Sparkman, Dave Worrell, Tom Pillifant, Claudio Oakley and Jim McLain. The format of the program is similar to more in-depth series such...
While tourism fades at lower 48's national sites, Alaska draws crowds

...surveys for years and years and years have said people come to Alaska for mountains, glaciers and wildlife," said Dave Worrell, communications director for the Alaska Travel Industry Association. Not many other parks offer these attractions...
Palin's TV series a stage for political future?

...requests for comment - which could mean the show ultimately would be subsidized by the state. Alaska film office manager Dave Worrell said he could discuss only productions that have already received incentives and Palin's show is not among them...
Nicolas Cage to star in film about Alaska serial killer

...wasn't immediately clear if Cage would play Flothe in the movie since so many troopers were part of the investigation. Dave Worrell, manager of the Alaska Film Office, said the production is close to receiving pre-approval for state tax credits...
Alaska incentives ample; film workers are scarce

...said. "It takes a little bit of education about the industry and what the hours are like and the expectations." Dave Worrell, development specialist at the Alaska Film Office, said there are employees capable of secondary work and commercials...


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