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Liz Perry takes the lead at JCVB

On only her second day in the role, new Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Liz Perry has set some goals. Perry isn't new to JCVB. She's been with the bureau since 2012 and feels...
Battle over blackwater

...will bring a total of 73,150 visitors alone over the course of the summer, according to a Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau schedule."Cruise ships bring a big chunk of the economy to Juneau," he said. "A lot of local families, a lot...
Tourism industry sweats ferry shutdown

...what the Legislature has to figure out."While Gladwell keeps her eye on her business, the Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau has its eye on the bigger picture."We always like to give alternatives (to taking a cruise) and the ferry system...
State | Local
Lands' End to stage catalog shoot in Juneau

...with it a slew of models and a crew of about 60 people, according to a news release from the Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau.The production team will stay in town 10 days and will shoot fashion photos in downtown Juneau, on Mount Roberts...
Juneau to host state swim championships again

...attend from outside Juneau."Eighteen months away is a good marker for something this big," Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau sales manager Liz Perry said. "I will probably be in touch with Max in a few days to start the process of working...
National Park Service readies for centennial

...scheduled for Alaska in 2015 should add about 3 percent more visitors this year, according to the Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau.Southcentral should see about 330,000 cruise visitors this summer, roughly an 8 percent increase over a solid 2014...
Daylight saving change could mean multiple Alaska time zones

...that (time zone) conversation that will never happen again if this bill doesn't pass," she said.The Ketchikan Visitors Bureau released a resolution Monday stating that any change to daylight saving would be disastrous for its economy, citing...
State | AK legislature
Juneau passenger traffic expected to reach a million visitors in 2015

...any industry to achieve that kind of growth over time," he said.Elizabeth Arnett with the Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited that Juneau has "a good chance of going over a million" this year.She anticipates 544 ships with 50...
School funding all still hypothetical

...discussed at Wednesday's finance meeting were budget presentations from Docks and Harbors and the Juneau Convention and Visitors' Bureau. A further discussion regarding senior sales tax occurred. Crane said they still are seeking a solution for how...
My Turn: Alaska's Marine Highway is too important to let this legislature run it aground

...many parts of the state since 1990. For the past month I have been asking municipalities, chambers of commerce, visitor bureaus and school districts throughout coastal Alaska, as well as the road-based communities of the Interior that ferry...


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