“As more people are vaccinated, we could see more Americans ready to travel—and travel safely—this summer,” writes a group of visitor bureau leaders. “But as you’ve no doubt seen, Alaska’s tourism businesses face a lot of challenges between now and recovery. As Alaskans working in tourism, we have our work cut out for us.”
As the coronavirus pandemic persists, going virtual takes on a deeper meaning for larger-scale events where people have traditionally gathered in person for training, education, and networking. Many Alaska organizations are converting their conventions, conferences, and other meetings to online or hybrid options that are safe for attendees.
While everyone is eager to get back to normal (or close to what normal used to look like), Alaska’s organizations are making the most of the opportunities they have now, helping people travel far and wide—digitally, at least.
Snowmachining is a truly exciting way to experience Alaska’s backcountry with its towering mountain peaks silhouetted against an immense expanse of sky; unmatchable shades of blue captured in glacial ice; and networks of trails winding through thick forests and over frozen lakes.
Partnering with global surf forecasting site Surfline, Alaska will discount up to 30 percent off flights to and from Hawaii based on the height of forecasted waves around the islands.
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Opens Second Public Use Cabin in Historic Prospector’s Log Home
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve recently opened its second public use cabin. The historic Joe Thompson cabin is at the base of the newly revitalized Portage Creek Trail on the north shore of Lake Clark about thirteen miles from Port Alsworth.
To thank the local community of Ketchikan, Alaska for supporting Princess Cruises over the last fifty years, the cruise line recently hosted a special golden anniversary ceremony at the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau to dedicate a specially-crafted totem pole to this charming coastal town.
Alaska Airlines’ Newest Painted Pixar-Themed Aircraft Showcases Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park
In collaboration with the Disneyland Resort, Alaska Airlines showcased its latest special-edition aircraft livery today that offers a whimsical tribute to Pixar Pier, a reimagined land at Disney California Adventure Park.
Denali National Park is still open during the winter and there is much to do.
Alaska Airlines’ 900 Airbus and Boeing aircraft technicians have ratified a Transition Agreement and an Integrated Seniority List.