Alaska at a glance

Alaska is the real deal

Some 56 percent of the 1.8 million out-of-state visitors between May and September of 2015 came to Alaska via a cruise ship. Direct visitor spending totals more than $1.8 billion annually, excluding fares paid to travel (air, cruises, etc.). This spending figure increases to $2.42 billion when labor income from visitor industry jobs is factored in.

Economic impact of Alaska’s
Visitor Industry

October 2012 – September 2013

Peak Season Jobs 46,000
Taxes and Revenues $179 M
Visitor spending $1.8 B
Economic Impact $3.9 B
Labor Income $1.3 B
Total Visitors $1.96 M
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Prepared for Alaska Division of Economic Development by McDowell Group, Inc.

2016 Alaska ship visits

Port Cruise Visits
Anchorage 10
Dutch Harbor 10
Haines 26
Homer 9
Hubbard Glacier 168
Icy Point 77
Juneau 480
Ketchikan 456
Kodiak 15
Nome 6
Seward 67
Sitka 118
Skagway 367
Tracy Arm 230
Whittier 29
Wrangell 12
Yakutat 2