As one of Alaska’s most profitable and exciting industries, tourism is a vital part of Alaska Business coverage. From cruise operations in Southeast to Aurora viewing trips in the Interior, we provide businesses with the insight and economic forecasts needed to not just run a tourism business, but to run a successful, cutting-edge tourism operation.
Latest Tourism News
Companies in the tourism industry often work together to provide the best experience for those visiting the Last Frontier. And while this form of cooperative tourism may seem counterintuitive since many of them are competing for the same tourist dollar, such relationships actually benefit all of the parties involved—including the state itself.read more
James Beard Award-nominee Laura Cole brings her flair for local, fresh, sustainable Alaska cuisine to the Anchorage Museum’s full-service restaurant and atrium café this April as the museum leans into its summer visitor season.read more
United Airlines’ new nonstop service from Denver and San Francisco to Fairbanks as well as its returning nonstop service from Chicago to Fairbanks are all being extended to later in 2019.read more
The Alaska Zoo’s newest resident Cranbeary, a 16-year-old female bear, met her potential mate Lyutyik for the first time Thursday, Jan. 31, and initial signs point to the two being a great pair.read more
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 about mining history and searching out the Aurora in Fairbanks.read more
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Sealaska Heritage Institute has released the most comprehensive book ever published on traditional northern Northwest Coast halibut hooks, known as náxw in Tlingit.read more
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2018 Engineer of the Year Christine Ness
Nominated by the Alaska Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction, 2018 Engineer of the Year Christine Ness is a fire protection engineer and project manager at PDC Engineers, an Alaska-based firm with five offices and more than one hundred employees. Ness always knew she wanted to be an engineer and, after moving here in 2013, found in Alaska the happy combination of her many loves: a brilliant husband, ample opportunities for solitary fishing excursions, and the ability to pursue her passion to make the world a little more fire resistant.