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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 38,700
Taxes and Revenues $188 M
Visitor spending $1.94 B
Economic Impact $4.17 B
Labor Income $1.39 B
Total Visitors 2.07 M

Sources: Economic Impact of Alaska’s Visitor Industry (2014-2015 Update) and Alaska Visitor Statistics Program VI Interim Visitor Volume Report (Summer 2015).

2018 Alaska ship visits

Port Cruise Visits
Anchorage 10
Dutch Harbor 8
Elfin Cove 4
Glacier Bay 242
Haines 54
Homer 12
Icy Strait 107
Juneau 529
Ketchikan 487
Kodiak 18
Metlakatla 7
Nome 6
Petersburg 51
Seward 71
Sitka 161
Skagway 411
St. Matthew 2
St. Paul 2
Whittier 38
Wrangell 29
Yakutat 1
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