Summer Greeter Program

In 2005, downtown business owners expressed concerns to Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. about the availability of tour bus loading & unloading locations within downtown. To address their concerns — concerns shared by tour company operators as well — ADP worked with the Municipality and Anchorage Community Development Authority to create additional tour bus loading & unloading locations along 4th Avenue where visitors could get off the motorcoaches to spend 2-4 hours in downtown Anchorage.

The program has been a success, with over 131,982 additional visitors being dropped off & picked back up in downtown Anchorage since 2005.

ADP staffs a Greeter Station on 4th Avenue to provide information to motorcoach guests, as well as any visitors who may already be in downtown. And downtown businesses provide ADP with coupons, brochures, maps and flyers that are made available to guests. ADP also produces its own informational brochures on What To Do in Downtown Anchorage in 4 Hours or Less, as well as a guide to commonly asked questions called The 411 on Downtown.

2013 Summer Greeter Program

Days Greeting (and Location):

# Guests

# Coaches 

Mondays
(Old Federal Courthouse)

1,665

39

Thursdays
(Old Federal Courthouse)

6,556

146

Fridays
(4th Ave Market Place)

7,228

168

 

15,449

353