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National Park Service readies for centennial to Alaska over the last few years, a vast improvement from 2009-12 when the global recession hit Alaska's travel industry hard.The Alaska Railroad is expecting a strong ridership this year as well based on early bookings. The railroad...
Southeast lawmakers talk budget and different words

...Haines and Petersburg and on Prince of Wales Island, where it affects many, from those working in the fishing and travel industries, to people who pick berries along the side of the road.In difficult financial times, he said he hopes Democrats...
State | Local | AK legislature
Parnell picks apart issues

...and the rest of the world."It's all about creating an environment here where travelers and investment in the travel industry will come to Alaska," Parnell said.Just last week the state announced a third consecutive year of growth in the...
Tourism expected to hold the line in 2014

...while attending the U.S. Travel Association's 2014 IPW (International Pow Wow) meant to bring North American travel industry marketers together with worldwide vacation planners.? Elwood Brehmer is a reporter for the Alaska Journal of Commerce...
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Food Bank update and thanks

...fresh foods. Thanksgiving in March is our major fundraiser each year. To organizer the Juneau Chapter of the Alaska Travel Industry Association, to our legislative waiters and servers, all who donate auction items and those who attend and buy them...
Southeast residents named to state boards

...Transportation Committee, Alaska Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Skagway Transportation Committee and Alaska Travel Industry Association.The commission reviews salaries, benefits and allowances of members of the Legislature, governor...
Tourism leader, POW defender Stephens dies

...Stephens also stood out as a leader in various travel and tourism groups and was a charter member of the Alaska Travel Industry Association created in 2000. He pushed legislators hard for money to market Alaska's wonders, his daughter said...
Complaints of bedbugs on the rise around Alaska

...It's never completely disappeared. But then, we started seeing a huge increase in 2000, predominantly in the travel industry."Pied Piper and its branches in Fairbanks and Juneau sold more than $30,000 in retail products last year to...
My Turn: Forest Service has cut too deep

Last month, the Alaska Travel Industry Association's (ATIA) board...Begich championed the state's travel industry and highlighting its economic...observed the Southeast Alaska travel industry is "big business" as an economic...
On The Move

...programs for the company, as well as expanding its national accounts program. McKiernan has been involved in the travel industry for more than 19 years, holding management positions with Singapore Airlines, Reno Air and Alaska Airlines. He...


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