By the Associated Press
6:52 AM AKST, January 31, 2012
Records show that Gov. Sean Parnell's first state-sponsored overseas trip cost about $20,800.
Parnell was away for over two weeks last fall, visiting Israel and several European countries.
Part of the cost, about $3,900, was paid by the Israeli government.
Parnell has said his trip to Israel came at the invitation of the Israeli government, which also has reached out to other state and federal leaders from the U.S.
The gift, listed on his ethics disclosure form requested by The Associated Press, was for expenses including meals, transportation, site visits and a hotel for three nights.
While in Europe, Parnell promoted Alaska seafood in London and sat down with leaders of three energy companies now doing business in Alaska.Parnell and his wife also visited a military hospital in Germany.