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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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Icy Strait Point Celebrates 1,000th Call

Cruise Industry News  On Aug. 28, at 3 p.m., the Celebrity Infinity set a new record on her 80th and final visit to Icy Strait Point. As the Celebrity Millennium departed, the Celebrity Infinity pulled into Icy Strait Point, marking…

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Skagway Assembly holds public meeting with White Pass reps to discuss plans for the port

By: Abbey Collins KHNS FM The Skagway Assembly held a workshop with representatives from White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad last week. They came together to discuss immediate needs for Skagway’s port. The railroad is a major tourist attraction, and…

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Skagway Assembly, White Pass, will meet for work session

By: Abbey Collins KHNS FM The Skagway Assembly is holding a Friday evening work session with White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. The railroad has new owners. And, it’s an important player in a central concern for the municipality right…

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Sale of White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad finalized

By: Abbey Collins KHNS FM  Skagway’s White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad has new owners and a new president. The sale of the company was finalized on July 31.   TWC Enterprises sold the rail and port operations to a…

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