Articles tagged “alaska”

Norwegian Cruise Is Trying to Luxe Up Its Mass-Market Line

Norwegian Cruise Is Trying to Luxe Up Its Mass-Market Line

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings keeps trying new ways to get higher-spending passengers on board. Quarterly results show the efforts are working so far.

2 weeks ago

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Windstar Cruises Makes Experiential Luxury Travel a Core Focus

Windstar Cruises Makes Experiential Luxury Travel a Core Focus

Windstar Cruises + Skift

Luxury travelers today want experiences that are high-touch, authentic, and meaningful. Windstar Cruises, which offers guests the chance to immerse themselves in the Alaskan wilderness, is making experiences such as these a priority.

3 months ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Moving Its Built-for-China Ship to the U.S.

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Moving Its Built-for-China Ship to the U.S.

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Norwegian Cruise Line made a significant investment in China when it built a ship specifically for that market. But as executives like to say, ships are easy to move when necessary, and clearly Norwegian sees a brighter future in the U.S.

4 months ago

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.

5 months 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.

7 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.

9 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.

9 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.

10 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.

12 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago