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Changes planned for 2018 cruise season

By: Billy Singleton Daily News Staff Writer Cruise season is nearly upon us, and this season comes with a number of changes. For starters, more cruise ship visitors are expected. Ketchikan Port and Harbors Department Director Steve Corporon estimates that…

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Norwegian Bliss Delivered

By: Newsdesk Travel Agent Central Norwegian Cruise Line has taken delivery of its newest cruise ship, the Norwegian Bliss, from Meyer Werft during a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany, marking the conclusion of an 18-month building period. In attendance were executives…

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Alaska and Tourism: A Marriage Made in Heaven

By: Vanessa Orr Alaska Business Magazine For many people, a trip to Alaska is a dream come true. They want to see and do everything from watching whales breech in Southeast waters and riding ATVs along Southcentral trails to learning…

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Alaska Travel Preview: 2018

By: Adam Leposa Travel Agent Central It’s shaping up to be another strong year for Alaska tourism, with record-setting cruise numbers on tap and a number of land-based wilderness cabin and tour products on offer. Travel Agent recently attended the …

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Tourism group looks inward to replace state funding cuts

By: Elwood Brehmer Alaska Journal of Commerce The leaders of Alaska’s largest travel industry trade group are looking for ways to fill a void in their marketing budget left from budget cuts by lawmakers. The tourism industry has been a…

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Alaska’s 2018 cruise season set to break records

by Sally Macmillan Alaska’s cruise season starts in May and this year promises to be the busiest the region has experienced. More cruise lines are heading there and the major players – Princess and Holland America Line – are sending…

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Alaska Cruises are Most-Booked Domestic Vacation

By MarEx 2018-03-14 18:06:47 Alaska cruises jumped to the top spot from last year’s fifth place to become the most booked domestic vacation for 2018, according to Travel Leaders Group’s 2018 Travel Trends Survey. Orlando dropped to second place followed…

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New Cruise Ship Berth Added at Sitka Dock

By SHANNON HAUGLAND Sentinel Staff Writer Halibut Point Marine is expanding the facilities at its Old Sitka Dock to allow two cruise ships to be berthed at the same time. The dock currently can accommodate one ship of up to…

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Lawmakers looking for ways to fund tourism marketing

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018, 1:59 pm AKST by Steve Quinn   State lawmakers want to create a way for the tourism industry to fund its own marketing operations. A bill each in the House and Senate each would create a…

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Holland America Group makes initial tidelands lease proposal

Featured, Local, News by Dan Fox, Editor – February 28, 2018   On Valentine’s Day, a new suitor appeared to try and start talks on a tidelands lease deal with the Municipality of Skagway. The Holland America Group (HA Group)…

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