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Alaska at a glance

Alaska is the real deal

Some 60 percent of the 2.07 million out-of-state visitors between October 2014 and September of 2015 came to Alaska via a cruise ship. Direct visitor spending totals more than $1.94 billion annually, excluding fares paid to travel (air, cruises, etc.). This spending figure increases to $3.33 billion when labor income from visitor industry jobs is factored in.

Economic impact of Alaska’s
Visitor Industry

October 2014 – September 2015

Highlights
Peak Season Jobs 47,000
Taxes and Revenues $187.9 M
Visitor spending $1.94 B
Economic Impact $4.17 B
Labor Income $1.39 B
Total Visitors 2.07 M
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Prepared for Alaska Division of Economic Development by McDowell Group, Inc.

2017 Alaska ship visits

Port Cruise Visits
Anchorage 11
Attu 1
Barrow 2
Dutch Harbor 13
Elfin Cove 4
Glacier Bay 237
Haines 45
Homer 11
Icy Strait Point 84
Juneau 507
Ketchikan 490
Kodiak 20
Nome 6
Pelican 1
Petersburg 45
Seward 63
Sitka 157
Skagway 375
St. Paul 3
St. Matthew 2
Valdez 1
Whittier 29
Wrangell 24
Yakutat 1
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