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Judge upholds Alaska cruise ship passenger fees, but with limits

By: James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News December 7, 2018 JUNEAU — A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that per-passenger cruise ship fees levied by the City and Borough of Juneau are legal, but they must be spent to the…

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Norwegian to Build Pier at Icy Strait Point in Alaska

By: Cruise Industry News December 6, 2018 Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings today announced a partnership with the Huna Totem Corporation to develop a second cruise pier in Icy Strait Point in Alaska. The pier is scheduled to be completed for…

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CLIA Names Kelly Craighead as New President and CEO

By: Daniel McCarthy, Travelmarket Report November 28, 2018 Three months after Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced president and CEO Cindy D’Aoust would step down after two years on the job, CLIA has named a new president. Kelly Craighead, the…

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Cruise lines introduce land and sea updates for 2019

By: Renee Brincks, Travel Weekly November 26, 2018 Several major cruise companies are offering new Alaska options for 2019, introducing ships, enhancing resort properties, adding culinary venues and expanding itineraries. Princess Cruises will bring seven ships to Alaska in 2019,…

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Alaska tourism numbers keep increasing

Robin Wood, Daily News-Miner Oct 13, 2018 Mark and Marina Fairbanks are photographed by their daughter-in-law Erin in front of a section of the Alyeska Pipeline at Gold Dredge #8 as members of Mark Fairbanks’s family visits Fairbanks as part…

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Alaska Travel Industry Association Hosts Gubernatorial Forum

Sara Tewksbury October 9, 2018 FAIRBANKS, Alaska – The Alaska Travel Industry Association held a gubernatorial forum at its annual convention and trade show in Fairbanks Tuesday. At this gubernatorial forum, the focus was on the travel industry. Last week…

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Top gubernatorial hopefuls take center stage at tourism conference

Amanda Bohman Daily News-Miner October 10, 2018 FAIRBANKS — The Democratic, Republican and Independent candidates for Alaska governor answered tourism-related questions in front of an audience of about 500 people at a state travel industry conference in Fairbanks on Tuesday.…

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Effort to build new cruise ship docks gathers steam

Kyle Walker Seward Journal October 3, 2018 A proposal to build up to three new cruise ship docks in Seward now has some consulting muscle behind it. A trio of firms with expertise developing cruise destinations and infrastructure presented to…

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Cruise season ends as industry looks to see even more visitors next year

By Adelyn Baxter, KTOO October 3, 2018 With the departure of the Westerdam and the Norwegian Pearl yesterday, Juneau’s 2018 cruise season has come to an end. The industry projected about 80,000 more passengers this year compared to the year…

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Opinion: DEC Cruise Ship Program protects Alaska’s air and water

Juneau Empire September 17, 2018 Each year over a million visitors travel to Alaska on cruise ships, which are essentially floating resorts. As you’d expect from any resort, they generate waste, including wastewater from laundries, bathrooms, and food preparation and…

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