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Visitors galore

With visitors to Alaska at an all-time high, tourism is growing here.Alaska tallied 1,966,700 visitors between May 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014, according to the Alaska Division...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-30/visitors-galore
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Mayor vetoes bed tax

...through the bed tax were proposed to go to promote tourism marketing of the peninsula. The borough currently funds the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Market Council $300,000 annually to promote tourism. Navarre said if the council wants additional money...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-04/mayor-vetoes-bed-tax
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Assembly upholds mayor's veto

...executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, which annually receives $300,000 from the borough to promote tourism, said the agency was surprised by the...would be specifically for the promotion of tourism. He said he would rather see the money...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-06/assembly-upholds-mayors-veto
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Assembly upholds mayor's veto

...executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, which annually receives $300,000 from the borough to promote tourism, said the agency was surprised by the...would be specifically for the promotion of tourism. He said he would rather see the money...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-05/assembly-upholds-mayors-veto
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Fun fishing versus tradition

...point since it is an election year. Mayor Navarre recently vetoed the bed tax. The borough subsidies the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council to the tune of $300,000 a year. As a commercial fishermen, and perhaps some others might risk agreeing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-08-07/fun-fishing-versus-tradit
Letters

...and chief executive officer of Choose Chicago, the city's tourism and convention organization. "Lollapalooza has become synonymous...first time the city and Lollapalooza promoters worked with tourism partners in international markets to make tickets available...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-07-30-0
Arts & Entertainment
Pollock fishery needs more scrutiny

...voting members of the 15 member NPFMC are from Alaska, who may not realize (or care?) about the king salmon value to Alaska tourism, compared to pollock value. I believe my allegation should be researched by a 5-10 member protected independent committee...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-29/pollock-fishery-needs-mor
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Is bed tax just the tip of the iceberg?

...Kenai Peninsula borough was eliminated on tourism packages, the borough experienced a huge...cover the budget of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, and then some. Apparently...next? Certainly someone is considering a tourism fuel tax, which would affect all of us...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-28/is-bed-tax-just-the-tip-o
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Tourism expected to hold the line in 2014

...friends from the Lower 48, and Alaska's tourism industry leaders are expecting a good...Fairbanks is coming off a "robust" winter tourism season, Explore Fairbanks President and...said.Interior businesses tied to winter tourism are reporting more and more international...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-12/tourism-expected-to-hold-the-line-in
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Lodge owners consider proposed bed tax

...implemented borough-wide to be used for tourism marketing purposes.At the 6 p.m...actually help because the area needs more tourism marketing."To at all compete with our...peninsula's overall economy, not just tourism businesses, by bringing in more people...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-19/lodge-owners-consider-proposed-bed-t
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