The number of cruise ship tourists is expected to be near pre-pandemic levels in 2023.
If Skagway wants to return to hosting four ships at a time next summer, it has less than seven months to fix the problem.
Areas long known for their up-close glacier views are expected to be drastically different in the future, in Kenai Fjords National Park and elsewhere.
A passenger on an earlier flight described the pilot “ducking” under clouds during their trip.
The industry’s commitments include giving advance notice to the city of ship schedules and capacity numbers and keeping big, outdoor screens turned off while in port.
Huna Totem plans to work with Juneau-based Goldbelt and other Alaska Native corporations to complete the project.
Within city limits, the sales tax will go up in April and then down again the following October.
Skagway’s mayor says the city needs to do something about the slides so it can get back to the full load of cruise ships its economy depends on. And that needs to happen fast.
Ironman Alaska finishers Richard Secretaria and Joseph Paray figure that, between themselves and their significant others, they spent around $8,000 on their trip.
An attorney for the families says the cruise line was required to inform passengers that floatplane tours could be hazardous.