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KPTMC encourages bed tax for Peninsula

...Hamrick said with the increased budget KPTMC could participate in Outside and international sales missions to educate travel agents and tour operators about the Kenai Peninsula and push spring, fall and winter tourism. Hamrick said she would also...
Mrs. Laurel Lee Olney

...Anchorage.Mrs. Olney was born Oct. 26, 1939 in Vallejo, Calif. Lori worked as a hairdresser for many years, and as a travel agent. She worked in Anchorage and retired to Soldotna.She loved quilting and made many service quilts with the Stitches...
Business booming on the peninsula also saw marked increases. The retail sector added four large chain stores, and everything from accountants to travel agents expanded by anywhere from 150 to 350 percent. Oil field service companies comprised the lengthiest entry in the 1989...
Summer visitors: Seeing Alaska again for the first time

...itself, and I prudently avoided correcting his inaccuracies on various topics. I certainly did not miss playing the travel agent role. The best part of their visit was watching my new sister-in-law taking in everything; this was her first time...
Area gets brand new image

...Anchorage. It also doesn't help that when people book a trip to Alaska, the first thing their travel agent pushes is a cruise. "A travel agent makes the same commission, if not more, from a cruise line," Chandler said. "If you insist...
Convention planners launch marketing push

...overseas and send them to Alaska next summer because of perceived safety. The visitors bureau plans to boost contact with travel agents to encourage cruise passengers to spend some time in Anchorage before or after their trip. After Sept. 11, Anchorage...
Tourism group proposes marketing blitz

...proposing a public relations tour to promote Alaska among key groups, an enhanced Internet site, industry research, and travel agent training. The $12.5 million would have to be included in Knowles' supplemental budget requests, Lindgren said...
Travel agents busy as ever

...combined to paint a bleak picture for travel agents elsewhere in the country, but Alaska travel agents seem to be largely immune to the...nature of Alaska largely shielded travel agents from declining business because...
Travelers show little fear of flying after fatal crash

...Puerto Vallarta on Alaska Airlines. Karen Anderson, travel agent for Alaska's Best Travel, said the agency has had...They've been very accommodating." Janelle Baker, travel agent for Easy Travel, said her clients have expressed concern...

...of growth Area housing market points toward stability Print, camera operations set for digital explosion Travel agents busy as ever Alaska Railroad keeps peninsula connected to Anchorage, Interior Visitor industry mixed on prospects...


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