Archive of: Tourism

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Anchorage, railroad have ties that bind May Issue 2 2015

Anchorage, railroad have ties that bind

The Alaska Railroad is the tie that binds the state together. It is the reason for Anchorage. It exemplifies Alaska.

Cuts may displace thousands of tourists April Issue 3 2015

Cuts may displace thousands of tourists

The full impact of proposed ferry system budget cuts could go well beyond the initial service cuts, according to state Transportation officials.

National Park Service readies for centennial April Issue 2 2015

National Park Service readies for centennial

This year Anchorage celebrates its big birthday — 100 years — and next year it will be the National Park Service’s turn. Alaska’s parks are already prepping for the party.

December Issue 4 2014

Oil price collapse overshadowed 2014 politics

The collapse of oil prices sent shock waves through state government and Alaska’s business community late in the year. Prices dropped from $110 per barrel in July to about $56 per barrel in mid-December. State revenues, about 90 percent dependent on oil taxes and royalties, are now estimated to be about half of what was predicted earlier, about $2.5 billion in unrestricted general fund revenue, down from about $5 billion.

NMFS corrects report, seeks more info on sport fishing July Issue 1 2014

NMFS corrects report, seeks more info on sport fishing

The National Marine Fisheries Service is also working to improve its data on the impacts of recreational fishing. The agency recently announced corrections to its “Fisheries Economics of the United States 2012” report.

State labor market tightens as tourist season ramps up May Issue 3 2014

State labor market tightens as tourist season ramps up

If you’re out for dinner in a restaurant this summer, you may find the wait-time for your meal is a little longer.