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Big Alaska Travel Auction

The Big Alaska Travel Auction is coming April 30- May 1, starting at 7 p.m. each night on KAKM, KTOO and KYUK-TV.

Do you have friends and family coming to visit this year? Or do you want to just try something new? Alaska Public Media is partnering with Visit Anchorage to bring the finest travel, hospitality and outdoor activities to you for this live auction.

The Grand Alaska Collection of the Big Alaska Travel Auction features some of the gems of the auction, with a value of $1,000 or more.

Value: $1,500

What: Five consecutive nights’ stay at the Top of the World Hotel

Where: Barrow, Alaska

Details: We invite you to come to the Top of the World Hotel overlooking the Arctic Ocean, where, from your guest room window, you can experience the land of the midnight sun, watch a whale migrate, a polar bear wander, or the northern lights dance across the sky. It is an adventure you are not likely to forget. The Barrow area is rich in heritage and the Top of the World Hotel is well known for its authentic Inupiat Eskimo hospitality. The hotel features a restaurant, 70 well-appointed rooms, has modern services and state of the art amenities; direct dial phones, cable, flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and private baths all conveniently located in the heart of Barrow, 330 miles inside the Arctic Circle. Also offered is the lobby area, gift shop, beverage bar, meeting space, fitness room, full common kitchens and twenty-four hour front desk service. Airport shuttle is available to and from the hotel which is conveniently located one mile from the Will Roger and Wiley Post Airport.

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Value: $1,800

What: Six two-night stays

Where: Anchorage, Alaska

Details: Alex Hotel and Suites has generously donated six two-night stays to the auction. This beautiful and newly renovated hotel property features oversized guest rooms and excellent access to Ted Stevens International Airport in Spenard with its location across from Lake Hood.

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Value: $3,060

What: Non-food booth space for entire season

Where: Anchorage, Alaska

Details: Webb’s Consulting & Management Services, Inc. is again donating a nonfood booth space for the entire season of the Anchorage Market & Festival. This is a wonderful deal for you individual vendors. This is Anchorage’s largest open air market and festival, and has been going strong since 1992.

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Value: $1,600

What: Two round-trips for travel in Alaska

Where: From Anchorage, Alaska to Aniak, Cold Bay, Dillingham, King Salmon, McGrath, Sand Point or Unalakleet

Details: Pen Air has donated two round-trip tickets for travel here in Alaska. PenAir – “The Spirit of Alaska” – was founded by Orin Seybert in 1955 and today PenAir is one of the largest regional airlines in Alaska. These roundtip tickets are can get you from Anchorage to Aniak, Cold Bay, Dillingham, King Salmon, McGrath, Sand Point or Unalakleet.

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Value: $1,400

What: Getaway adventure for two

Where: Wrangell St. Elias National Park

Description: Kennicott Glacier Lodge, Wrangell Mountain Air and St. Elias Alpine Guides have again come together for a fabulous getaway for adventure for two. Your trip to Kennicott starts on Wrangell Mountain Air with a Round-Trip flight from Chitina to McCarthy. Then to the Kennicott Glacier Lodge with a room in the main lodge for two nights – with meals. You then will have a Half-Day Glacier Hike and Kennicott History tour with St. Elias Alpine Guides.

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Value: $1,400

What: A trip on Alaska Railroad and two night stay at a lodge in Denali

Where: Denali National Park

Details:Princess Cruises and Tours wants you and a guest to join them for a trip on the Alaska Railroad and a two night stay at either the Denali Princess Lodge or Mount McKinley Princess Lodge. Both lodges are located near the entrance of the park and are the ideal spots to savor the exquisite landscape. You haven’t fully experienced Alaska unless you’ve been to Denali National Park.

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Value: $1,020

What: Unique tour of Denali National Park

Where: Denali National Park

Details:Do you want a unique experience in Denali National Park? Board a floatplane for this four-hour, eco-tour that combines floatplane ride that has been called the “greatest flight on the planet” with a Denali wilderness hike in North America’s most majestic national park. Then, a lush green hillside will beckon you to explore higher vistas for incredible views of the ice-aged landscape and Alaska’s biggest mountains. Throughout the hike, you will learn the secrets of this land; your guide will talk about the geology, biology and history of the area and teach you skills needed for off-trail hiking in Alaska.

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Value: $1,288

What: Cruises for two

Where: Blackstone Bay, Resurrection Bay, and Kenai Fjords National Park

Details:Major Marine, winner of the 2014 Visit Anchorage Member of the Year Award, has donated a variety of cruises for two people each. Blackstone Bay Tour, Kenai Fjords Resurrection Bay Wildlife and Kenai Fjords National Park Cruises. Bid on these wonderful outings and discover massive glaciers and wildlife up close.

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Value: $1,020

What: Helicopter flightsee and tour

Where: Denali

Details: Era Helicopters is offering up this opportunity for you and a guest to walk on an ancient glacier after being awestruck by the breathtaking, birds-eye view of the Denali wilderness. You will explore mountainous terrain, stunning vistas, otherworldly glacial ice pools on this one-in-a-lifetime tour.

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