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AVAAngels and Airwaves (band)
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AVAAmbiente Virtual de Aprendizado (Portuguese: Virtual Learning Environment; Brazil)
AVAActuarial Value of Assets (accounting)
AVAAccredited Valuation Analyst
AVAAllgemeine Handelsgesellschaft Der Verbraucher (German stock company)
AVAAusschreibung Vergabe Abrechnung (German: Tendering, Contracting and Accounting; construction)
AVAAnselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater (Tucson, AZ)
AVAAmerican Volkssport Association
AVAAvailable Attention Message
AVAActive View Agent
AVAAdobe Variations File
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AVAAdaptec Value Adapter
AVAAmerican Vocational Association (now Association for Career and Technical Education)
AVAAnnual Value Added
AVAAlbany Visitors Association (Albany, OR)
AVAAttribute Value Assertion (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol)
AVAAvalanche Watch
AVAAssociation for Volunteer Administration
AVAAir Void Analyzer (concrete)
AVAAutomatic Variable Aperture (semiconductors)
AVAActivity Value Analysis
AVAAnthrax Vaccine Absorbed
AVAAmerican Veal Association (Meshoppen, PA)
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AVAAortic Valve Area
AVAAmerican Vintners Association (now National Association of American Wineries)
AVAAlliance of Valliant Arms (gaming)
AVAArteriovenous Anastomoses
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AVAAssociation of Avian Veterinarians
AVAAssociation of Veterinary Anaesthetists
AVAAssurances Vieillesse des Artisans
AVAAudio Visual Aid
AVAAmerican Vecturist Association
AVAAustralasian Vascular Audit (International Society for Cardiovascular Surgey)
AVAAmerican Virtual Airlines
AVAAviation Vibration Analyzer
AVAAlgemeen Verslag over de Armoede (Belgium)
AVAAuvergne Végétarienne Attitude (French: Auvergne Vegetarian Attitude; Auvergne, France)
AVAAir Volume Adjuster (Fox Racing Shox, Inc.)
AVAAvianca - Aerovias Nacionales de Colombia (ICAO code)
AVAASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) Volcano Archive (US NASA)
AVAAssurance Voyages & Assistance (French: Travel Insurance & Assistance)
AVAAmerican Values Alliance (political group)
AVAAssociation of Virtual Aviation (of South Africa)
AVAAudio/Visual Alarm
AVAAnticyclonic Vorticity Advection (meteorology)
AVAAssociation des Véhicules Amphibies (French: Association of Amphibious Vehicles)
AVAAsociacion Venezolana de Archiveros
AVAAssociation Vergongheon Arvant (French soccer club)
AVAAmplitude Variation with AOI (Angle of Incidence) (similar to AVO)
AVAAmateurs de Véhicules Alpine (French: Alpine Car Enthusiasts; est. 1987)
AVAAntipodal Vivaldi Antenna
AVAAutomated Visual Association
AVAAmerican Valet Air
AVAAir Vehicle Avionics
AVAAntarctic Vexillological Association
AVAAlma Vision Assurance
AVAAdaptation Validation and Analysis CSCI
AVAAverage Value Analysis
AVAAssociation Villeurbannaise d'Aquariophilie (French aquarium enthusiasts' association; Villeurbanne, France)
AVAAgricultural Vulnerability Assessment
AVAAmateur Voice Acting/Actor
AVAAzimuth vs. Amplitude
AVAAudio/Visual Annunciator
AVAAverage Alarm
AVAAviation Vehicles Association
AVAARM (Atmospheric Radiation Measurement) Volume-Imaging Array (US Department of Energy)
AVAAccompagnement Vers la Vie Active (French: Coaching Towards Active Living; est. 2006)
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A member of the Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau and Alaska Visitors Association, Williams searches for new customers through ads in travel guides and occasional magazine articles.
To assist in marketing an Alaska ecotourism business, "become members of the Alaska Visitors Association (AVA) and find out what they have to offer," says Rose Rand, co-owner with her husband Dean of Discovery Voyages.
In 1993, the Alaska Visitors Association published "Destination: Alaska," a report that provides "strategies for the visitor industry." While it outlines ways to spur growth in all areas of Alaska's tourism, the report notes, "Beyond a certain point, the quality of a vacation experience begins to deteriorate in proportion with the number of participants."
"We are going to need a cooperative effort on many different levels to expand tourism," says Karen Cowart, executive director of the Alaska Visitors Association.
Boasting a membership of more than 700 tourism businesses and organizations, the Alaska Visitors Association (AVA) spent two years and $320,000 of its own funds surveying 600 Alaskans in 27 communities to prepare its "Destination: Alaska" report.
"Alaska as a destination is hot," says Karen Cowart, executive director of the Alaska Visitors Association, an association of more than 700 tourism businesses statewide.
The tours' popularity reflects the overall growth of what has been labeled "ecotourism." The industry's new buzzword describes travel that capitalizes on the public's demand for minimal impact to the earth's environment, explains Karen Cowart, executive director of the Alaska Visitors Association, a 700-member non-profit trade organization.
The marketing council receives 85 percent of its funding from the state, along with a 15 percent match from private enterprise through the Alaska Visitors Association.
"Ecotourism," or "soft adventure," has become the fastest growing segment of the Alaska visitor industry, according to Ray Pedersen, president of the Alaska Visitors Association, an Alaska tourism industry trade organization.
Stephens is vice president of government relations for the Alaska Visitors Association and a board member of the Alaska Tourism Marketing Council and of the Prince William Sound Tourism Coalition.
The European market, particularly German tourists, are like most visitors in Alaska; they come for adventure, says Karen Cowart, executive director of the Alaska Visitors Association. She adds that a lot of dollars have gone into advertising and promotions to capture potential travelers.
"There is no question that Alaska, given all the bad things that happened to us last year, fared very well," says Karen Cowart, executive director of the Alaska Visitors Association (AVA).
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