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Hoonah's dock divide

...sometimes picks up independent tour passengers. Gaffaney said ISP plans to change that policy and give independent tour operators access to ISP. "It's the right thing to do for the local operators, and it's safer than right now," he said...
Tourism courting Indian, South American travelers

...regions. Those trips, targeted at tour operators, travel agents and media, continued...years ago that businesses and tour operators were seeing an increase in Indian...own chef?" she recalled one tour operator asking. Hotels in Alaska, aware...
Historic Keku Cannery to be stabilized

...make the cannery a tourist destination. There's a relatively new dock in front of the cannery that would allow tour operators to bring in visitors. Williams envisions a marketplace during summer months, with local vendors in a large warehouse...
Family seeks man missing since death of girlfriend

...about his disappearance May 30.One of Johnson's sisters said her brother had been threatened by a commercial lava tour operator after Johnson took a family out to see lava flows."He just showed up at my brother's house in Kalapana," she...
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Tour operator fined - too close to whales

JUNEAU - The owner and operator of an Alaska charter vessel was considering whether to appeal after being fined for getting too close to whales.
Gustavus looks to D.C. to keep Glacier Bay Lodge open

...diligently to investigate options for the future," Boudreau said. "We care about Gustavus and we have a number of tour operators and businesses that have been great with us. We want to do what we can to make this work."Boudreau said the NPS...
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Changes coming to Egan Drive

...pedestrian crossing between Whittier Street and Main Street without the need for an additional stop light.Local tour operators in attendance voiced concern over the bottleneck that could arise at Egan Drive and Main Street as tourist buses and...
Fishermen, tour operators press Congress to protect Tongass salmon, trout watersheds

JUNEAU - A delegation of commercial and sport fishermen and tour operators traveled to the nation's capital this last week to press Congress to enact stronger protections for salmon and trout in the country's...
Alaska cruise industry wages total $1bn in 2011

...part-time jobs with wages totals approaching $1 billion.Major benefactors include Alaska's hotels, airlines and tour operators. Along with construction, trucking, utilities and the food industry.Alaska ranked fifth in the nation for its...
Empire Editorial: Now that the cruise ships are gone

...impactful as the five-month cruise ship economic boost is, there are still many thriving downtown businesses and tour operators that remain open long after the rear of the Oosterdam is no longer visible and the seasonal shops and vendors have...


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