Tag: tourism

Chamber’s six-year effort brings cruise ship to Cordova

An extended effort by the Cordova Chamber of Commerce to boost cruise tourism got off to a smooth start last Monday, with visitors from...

Upscale cruiser set to stop every Monday in Cordova this summer 

A new twist in tourism is coming to Cordova starting on Monday, June 3, with adventurers traveling on the upscale Uncruise Adventures’ Safari Explorer...

Cordova Chamber announces tourism partnership, highlights successful local businesses at inaugural...

The Cordova Chamber of Commerce hosted its first Cordova Business Gala and awards ceremony last weekend — and in addition to serving as the...

Whale watching is a growing Alaska attraction

Whale watching is an important economic driver for Alaska’s coastal communities, and is estimated to generate over $86 million and hundreds of jobs, particularly...

National park visitors contribute $1.79B to Alaska economy

A new National Park Service report shows that the 2,023,881 visitors to Alaska’s national parks spent nearly $1.2 million in the state in 2022,...

Skagway starts paying unemployment aid covered by cruise line donation

Tourism-dependent Skagway has started using one-quarter of the $2 million gift it received last year from Norwegian Cruise Line to pay out unemployment benefits to eligible residents.

ASFT report emphasized value of Southeast Alaska ecosystem

Wild salmon. Clean water. Clean air. Carbon storage. Climate change mitigation. Tourism, commercial fisheries — and billions of dollars in economic benefit. Since 2018, the Alaska Sustainability Fisheries Trust (ASFT) has quietly published reports that upend managers’ historical ways of thinking about Southeast Alaska and the Tongass National Forest — and redefine priorities for management now and in the future.

Congressional action boosts odds of cruise ships coming to Alaska

Word that the U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously approved a measure that could allow large cruise ships to bypass Canada and visit Alaska this year spread quickly on Thursday, May 20, prompting kudos from state and federal officials and Cordova Mayor Clay Koplin.

Alaska gains $1.98 B from national park visitors

A new report from the National Park Service says 2,920,250 visitors to Alaska’s national parks spent $1.36 billion in the state in 2018, spending that resulted in 17,760 jobs, with a cumulative benefit to the state economy of over $1.98 billion.

Anchorage airport anticipates busy tourist season

Officials at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport are forecasting a busy summer, as several major airlines are increasing seating capacity and service into Alaska’s...
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