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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.

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Playing Nicely Together

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.

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Alaska and Tourism: A Marriage Made in Heaven

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.

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2018 Engineer of the Year Christine Ness

February 2019

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.