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Resident opposed to bed tax

...responsibility for disclosure, except it's for tourism. Who markets cruise trips to Seward? Homer? Princess Lodges? The cruise lines. Who are a majority of people staying at local owned facilities? Alaskans. Who pays this tax? Alaskans. Approximately...
First cruise ship of the season arrives earlier than expected

...With an extra ship pulling in, Juneau will see an added economic impact, said Andrew Green, the port manager of Cruise Line Agencies in Juneau. He said the average cruise ship passenger spends $160 to $176 during their stay in Juneau...
Tourism expected to hold the line in 2014

...season.John Binkley, president of Cruise Lines International Association Alaska...said several of the other major cruise lines operating in Alaska have since...for," she said. "We know the cruise lines work hard to fill those ships...
Tourism industry expects record season

...Anchorage and drive down, she said.Hamrick said a lot of visitors' first experience of Alaska is on a cruise ship. The cruise lines do a good job of keeping their revenue internal because visitors do not spend as much time on land spending money...
Refinery closing will likely cost railroad $11M per year

...passengers boarded the state's trains in 2008. Recent ridership bottomed out in 2010 at 405,000 passengers as traffic on cruise line-owned railcars pulled by the Alaska Railroad fell. More than 1 million cruisers toured the state in 2013 for the...
News and the industry is being appropriately regulated.The debate has been ongoing for several years. Carnival Cruise Lines permanently based its 2,056-passenger liner Fantasy in Charleston more than three years ago. Before that, cruise...
Putting the tourist hat on

My mother gave my husband and me two tickets she won with one of the popular cruise line companies that leaves Seward and ventures into the Kenai Fjords National Park. The tour itself was seven hours long and included...
Cruise ship discharge leaves fishermen concerned

...of waste matter within the channels, inlets and bays of Alaska's ports-of-call from the increasing volume of cruise lines. Several years past the wife and myself were trolling for our winters supply of silver salmon in late August east of...
First cruise ship arrives in still-snowy, rainy Juneau

...Thursday's visitors to Juneau were thinking of Alaska as a different country, they have an excuse. According to Carnival Cruise Line public relations manager Vance Gulliksen, the Carnival Miracle set out from Vancouver, B.C., and is traveling...

...which are typically sold by the cruise lines. Just $87 million went to local...are prohibited from leaving the cruise line's property, which features white-sand...nation.In the Bahamas, Disney Cruise Line ships stop at the company's own...
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