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
US Senator Lisa Murkowski announced new legislation to provide a permanent exemption from the Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA) for cruises between the Lower 48 and Alaska. During her keynote speech at the Southeast Conference Annual Meeting in Haines, Senator Murkowski unveiled the details of her proposal, which will be introduced next week.
Bristol Bay Native Corporation announced the brand new “Bristol Bay Wild Market” as the exclusive seafood marketplace inside the Climate Pledge Arena.
The IRONMAN Group in conjunction with Travel Juneau announced that Juneau, Alaska will serve as the newest host venue for a full-distance IRONMAN triathlon. The inaugural event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 7, 2022, with general registration opening on August 23.
Norwegian Cruise Line celebrated its highly anticipated return to cruise in the United States with Norwegian Encore’s inaugural call to Icy Strait Point.
Now, twenty years later when Princess Cruises vessels arrive at the Franklin Dock, ships continue to “plug in” to local surplus hydroelectric power and turn off the diesel engines, reducing the impact of visible air emissions and the cruise line’s carbon footprint in an effort applauded by local government officials and the residents of the capital city.
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50 Years of ANSCA
Fifty years ago, as the Watergate scandal swirled around then-President Richard Nixon, he signed into law the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). It was the largest land claims settlement in the nation’s history and a stark departure from agreements forced on Tribes in the Lower 48.