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Record number of cruise passengers expected in Juneau this summer

By ALEX McCARTHY Juneau Empire Cruise Line International Association Alaska President John Binkley speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. Binkley estimated that a record number of cruise passengers will visit Juneau this summer. It’s a good thing…

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Alaska Airlines expanding statewide infrastructure

By Dan Bross, KUAC April 13, 2017 Alaska Airlines is expanding and updating infrastructure in the state. Alaska Airlines regional vice president Marilyn Romano outlined plans for the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. ”We’re getting ready to invest over…

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Azamara Announces 2019 Deployment, Alaska Program

Another cruise line is building up North American capacity while reducing its footprint in Europe as Azamara Club Cruises announced its 2019 itineraries to a record 250 ports of call, including 45 maiden ports, 69 countries, 94 overnight stays, and 145…

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Alaska invasion

By Craig Medred March 13, 2017 The tiny town of Skagway at the northern end of the Alaska Panhandle remains ground zero for 49th state tourism, according to the latest data out from the National Park Service. Close to 1…

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Hotel Official Predicts Big Year for Visitors

By Shannon Haugland Daily Sitka Sentinel Major cuts to the state’s tourism marketing budget has prompted industry representatives to start working on a dedicated assessment among themselves to keep getting the word out about Alaska, the Chamber of Commerce was…

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Windstar to Alaska in 2018

Cruise Industry News January 24, 2017 John Delaney Windstar Cruises today confirmed it will sail in Alaska in spring and summer of 2018, with cruises starting at 11 days. “We are so excited to be enhancing the Alaskan travel marketplace…

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Tourist continue to flock to Alaska, but there is a growing concern from the industry

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Juneau Assembly pushes sales tax exemption for cruise ships

  By Jacob Resneck, KTOO January 12, 2017   Three cruise ships dock in downtown Juneau on July 14, 2016, at the height of the tourist season. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News) The Juneau Assembly is moving ahead with a…

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Innovations keep Norwegian sailing as it celebrates 50 years

Norwegian Cruise Line president and CEO Andy Stuart with passengers on a mid-1990s sailing in Hawaii By Tom Stieghorst, Travel Weekly December 16, 2016 Fifty years ago, a new name in travel was launched, along with a new concept for…

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Walker proposes cutting state tourism marketing, funding industry effort instead

Encouraging people to visit Alaska is no cheap task.

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