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Americans gather to honor the fallen weekend also marked the traditional start of the U.S. vacation season. AAA, one of the nation's largest leisure travel agencies, expected 31.2 million Americans to hit the road over the weekend, virtually the same number as last...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month; today's featured survivor: Nicole Hallingstad

...Casper and Luella Hallingstad, of Petersburg. Hobbies: Baking, reading, watching movies, playing volleyball and leisure travel when possible. Also serves on the Cancer Connection board and is involved in the organization Native People for Cancer...
The Interstate Highway System: A love story

...the country quickly and efficiently, these super highways have long been the routing of choice for commerce and for leisure travel. I love interstates. I love to see those four lanes of concrete with the wide, grassy median down the middle...
Air North to return for limited summer service

...make a profit. Recently, though, it's been around 1,500 passengers a year, Sparling said. "It really is a leisure travel market." Walker, a former Whitehorse resident and president of the Mountain View Golf Course there, said people...
My turn: Alaska needs a US senator who will promote tourism campaigns. With Alaska's strategic proximity to Asian markets, we should be doing more to encourage leisure travel from Japan, Korea, and China. The same is true for marketing Alaska domestically. I support providing the Alaska...
Flu causes some travelers to replan

...Paul Motter, editor of, said: "I predict this could be a boon for Alaska cruises, where prices are still cheap." Experts say the progression of the outbreak will determine its overall impact on leisure travel.
House passes bill to help improve cruise ship safety

...illness outbreaks to U.S. authorities. The industry has maintained that cruising is one of the safest forms of leisure travel. But after several congressional hearings into cruise crime, the industry voluntarily began reporting serious shipboard...
Tourism bookings slow - for some

...of Princess Cruises. "Even before the war started ... we were seeing hesitation. "... We're a 100 percent leisure travel company, and people just aren't in the mood to plan summer vacations right now. It's understandable, and there...
Donald Rae Hanon

...service with the Alaska Department of Transportation, he and his wife retired to the Federal Way area for a life of leisure, travel, and adventures in their recreational vehicle, which he loved. One of the highlights in his life was celebrating...
States mull value of tourism advertising in budget crunch

...Travel Industry Association is forecasting that nationwide, business travel will decline 2.7 percent in 2009 and leisure travel will drop 1.3 percent. Traditionally, those who advertise during hard times are the most likely to weather an...


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