Archive of: Tourism

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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.

May Issue 1 2014

Alaska Air Group starts 2014 with another record profit

Alaska Air Group Inc. is on a major roll. The airline company announced it earned $94 million of first quarter net income in its earnings report April 25.

Cruise ship staging area will be ready for first arrivals April Issue 3 2014

Cruise ship staging area will be ready for first arrivals

JUNEAU — The staging area at the city cruise ship docks downtown is near the end of a major overhaul and should be ready by the time the first ship reaches the docks in a few weeks.