Tag Archives: Discover Kodiak

Aimee Williams Hired as Discover Kodiak’s New Executive Director

Mitch Borden/KMXT Discover Kodiak recently hired a new executive director. After almost five years, the local tourist bureau’s former executive director Chastity McCarthy decided to step down so she could move to Arkansas to be closer to family. When Aimee Williams heard that Discover Kodiak would be looking for someone to fill McCarthy’s position, she was excited. Williams said,“I always ... Read More »

Discover Kodiak Releases Interactive Trail Map

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Discover Kodiak just officially released an interactive map which enables adventurers to see the Kodiak  trails before they hike them, as well as the elevation. Trail Genius, a company made up of couple Jason Manders and Amanda Campbell, came to Kodiak this summer to record the island’s most popular trails in real-time. Now, those trails are up and ... Read More »

Rural Tourism Summit Invites Discussion and Innovation

Kayla Desroches/KMXT An upcoming rural tourism summit will gather people together from all ends of the island to brainstorm how to incorporate the communities into island tourism. Discover Kodiak Executive Director Chastity McCarthy says that could mean more camp sites, expanded ferry service, or day tours to the villages. But, she says, the forum is a chance for communities to ... Read More »

Discover Kodiak Gets Accreditation

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Destination Marketing Accreditation Program just gave the nonprofit tourism organization Discover Kodiak its endorsement. Chastity McCarthy, executive director of Discover Kodiak, says Destination Marketing Association International hosts the program. “It’s an accreditation that any destination marketing organization around the globe can apply for and basically it’s a yearlong or more process that kind of gives you this ... Read More »

Borough Assembly Grants Discover Kodiak $95,000 in Funds

Kayla Desroches/KMXT At its regular meeting last night, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly granted Discover Kodiak money to support general operations and two special projects, but some assembly members questioned whether or not money from the tourism fund might be more evenly doled out. Discover Kodiak provides destination marketing and tourism development for the city and borough. Executive Director Chastity ... Read More »

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