The future remains bright for the cruise industry in Alaska, a cruise line association president said Monday during a shared during a luncheon. Cruise Lines International Association Alaska president John Binkley delivered the optimistic news to the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau and Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce.
An economic study commissioned by Juneau’s Docks and Harbors projects 1.5 million cruise ship visitors in 10 years. The city is developing an urban plan for the downtown waterfront as visitors numbers increase.
A federal district court has sided with conservationists fighting to preserve the U.S. Forest Service’s “roadless rule” that limits road building in national forests. Alaska conservationists opposed to expanded logging in Tongass National Forest hailed the ruling as a victory.