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My Turn: Tourism suffers under Forest Service management

...the recreation industry with investments to attract increased tourism use and jobs. It hasn't happened.The Boat Company, an...national forests in the Lower 48 are increasingly focused on tourism and recreation and are being managed more like national parks...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-21/tourism-suffers-under-forest-service-
Opinion
Summit brings global minds

...like visitor services (hospitality, tourism, etc.), ocean products (seafood and...part of Cluster Montagne, the mountain tourism cluster in France. Though trained as...and we have access to every intel about tourism around the world that they gather for...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-21/summit-brings-global-minds
Local
Cruise ships still king

...by cruise ship in 2014, and 940,000 are projected for 2015.Air travel remains a small but growing part of Ketchikan's tourism industry, according to the Division of Economic Development, which is stepping up a campaign for winter travel in Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-22/cruise-ships-still-king
State
My Turn: The case for big projects

...bridges put Alaskans to work and generated and supported economic activity - from oil development and fishing to mining and tourism - and encouraged telecommunication companies to get us all connected. Imagine if the Alaska Highway had never been built...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-23/my-turn-case-big-projects
Opinion
My Turn: Protecting salmon in a changing climate

...and permafrost. We are just beginning to understand what these trends might mean for subsistence, agriculture, fisheries, tourism and the long-term viability of our fossil fuel-based state budget. Research and knowledge about the local effects of climate...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-22/my-turn-protecting-salmon-changing-cl
Opinion
My Turn: Tongass Advisory Committee fails tourism

...important resource values ... (of) tourism, recreation, fishing, [and] subsistence...fisherman and no representatives from the tourism industry. It's difficult to take the...which rely on healthy, intact forests. Tourism accounts for 8 percent of the region's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-13/my-turn-tongass-advisory-committee-fa
Opinion
My Turn: Timber harvesting in the Tongass

...growing industries: commercial fishing and tourism. Neither commercial fishing nor tourism require or receive federal subsidies at anywhere...representation on the TAC from either the fishing or tourism industries, each of which dwarfs the value...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-19/my-turn-timber-harvesting-tongass
Opinion
Ketchikan leaders talks pot regulation

...Alaska - and Ketchikan specifically - that aren't an issue for Washington and Colorado: Unorganized boroughs and cruise ship tourism."Fireworks are prohibited here, but you notice a lot of fireworks on the Fourth of July or on New Years," Brandt-Erichsen...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-16/ketchikan-leaders-talks-pot-regulation
State
Number of ships transiting Arctic waters falls in 2014

...Low sea ice years of 2007 and 2012 generated optimism about Arctic resource extraction, container shipping and large-scale tourism, he said. More ice formed in 2014, and the nature of shipping changed.Russia is feeling the effect of economic sanctions...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-06/number-ships-transiting-arctic-waters-f
State
Assembly blocks marijuana paperwork

...revenue. "It essentially would ban some kind of lounge, which would be definitely be a source of revenue considering all the tourism," he said. "It would be irresponsible especially with this deficit ... to deny any possible revenue we could have...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-13/assembly-blocks-marijuana-paperwork
Local

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