Articles tagged “alaska”

Glacier Bay Permit Fees Are Rising for Cruise Passengers

Glacier Bay Permit Fees Are Rising for Cruise Passengers

Associated Press

In addition to raising fees for cruise passengers who visit Glacier Bay in Alaska, the National Park Service is asking operators to explain the impact their presence will have on the park. As larger cruise ships sail to Alaska, it's important that the destination not become overwhelmed.

1 month ago

Alaska Takes a Very Modest Approach Toward Overtourism at Popular Glacier

Alaska Takes a Very Modest Approach Toward Overtourism at Popular Glacier

Associated Press

Visitor centers still have a place in a digital world. Crowd management could be one of their roles at some stressed-out destinations.

3 months ago

Fuel Hedging Was a Bad Bet for U.S. Airlines in the First Quarter

Fuel Hedging Was a Bad Bet for U.S. Airlines in the First Quarter

Robert Tuttle, Bloomberg

Alaska and Southwest did what many considered to be the prudent thing and hedged a lot of their fuel purchases, but they are now paying higher prices than airlines that didn't hedge. That's how hedging goes, but it's often better to be safe than sorry.

5 months ago

Denali National Park’s First Luxury Hotel Is a Win For Alaska Tourism

Denali National Park’s First Luxury Hotel Is a Win For Alaska Tourism

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

The new hotel will be another incentive for luxury-minded travelers to visit Denali and Alaska. But the pledge to protect the region and not overdevelop it is also a positive result of the project.

5 months ago

American and Alaska Are Giving Away Elite Status — Business of Loyalty

American and Alaska Are Giving Away Elite Status — Business of Loyalty

Grant Martin, Skift

If these new promotions are any indication, airline loyalty programs may be once more warming up to frequent flyers — for varied reasons, but out of necessity.

6 months ago

Cruise Lines Escape Proposed Tax for Sailing in U.S. Waters

Cruise Lines Escape Proposed Tax for Sailing in U.S. Waters

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

U.S.-based cruise operators have been fighting lawmakers' tax proposals for years. Looks like they've won another round.

7 months ago

Business of Loyalty: Alaska and Singapore Forge Codeshare and Loyalty Partnership

Business of Loyalty: Alaska and Singapore Forge Codeshare and Loyalty Partnership

Grant Martin, Skift

Alaska's decision to partner with Singapore Airlines, a Star Alliance member, may seem strange, but there are serious benefits for international travelers.

10 months ago

Artificial Intelligence and Job Fears Lead to Calls for Universal Pay

Artificial Intelligence and Job Fears Lead to Calls for Universal Pay

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press

Alaska already distributes an oil dividend to residents regardless of their work status. Now tourism-heavy Hawaii wants to explore the idea of a guaranteed universal income. The current way of doing things won't be tomorrow's way of doing things so it doesn't hurt to explore creative ways of solving seeming-intractable problems.

11 months ago

Pot Tourism Draws Backlash From Residents in Small Alaska Tourist Town

Pot Tourism Draws Backlash From Residents in Small Alaska Tourist Town

Mark Thiessen, Associated Press

Human instinct is often to rebel against change without considering how change can sometimes be a very good thing. With Talkeetna and other towns in similar positions, residents and business owners should think about how pot tourism can complement and augment their bottom lines rather than extinguishing it.

11 months ago

Marriott Unseats Wyndham as Best Hotel Loyalty Program in New Ranking

Marriott Unseats Wyndham as Best Hotel Loyalty Program in New Ranking

Grant Martin, Skift

Alaska Airlines continued to scoop up awards for its distance-based loyalty program while Marriott took advantage of its recent merger in this year's U.S. News and World Report's loyalty program rankings.

11 months ago

Lindblad Expeditions Launches Its First New Ship in Alaska

Lindblad Expeditions Launches Its First New Ship in Alaska

Associated Press

As Alaska proves to be a consistently popular market, more cruise lines — ranging from expedition to mass-market to luxury — are sending new capacity to the region.

12 months ago

Small Luxury Ships Give Passengers a Close-Up View in Alaska

Small Luxury Ships Give Passengers a Close-Up View in Alaska

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Several luxury lines already sail in Alaska, but Seabourn's return means passengers who want a high-end cruise experience mixed with adventure have even more choices in the popular summer destination.

12 months ago