Articles tagged “alaska”

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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks 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.

4 weeks ago

How Alaska Airlines Has Racked Up So Many Industry Accolades Lately

How Alaska Airlines Has Racked Up So Many Industry Accolades Lately

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

So far this year, Alaska Airlines has been recognized by SmarterTravel, the Points Guy, FlyerTalk, and U.S. News & World Report as either being the best U.S. airline of 2017 or having the best rewards program. This article makes a persuasive case why.

3 months ago

Branson Coy About Return to U.S. Airline Market After Dispute With Alaska Air

Branson Coy About Return to U.S. Airline Market After Dispute With Alaska Air

Cory Johnson and Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

If Branson opts to return to the U.S. airline market now that Virgin America is in the hands of Alaska Air, he will have to deal with some of the same roadblocks he did the last time -- being barred from majority ownership.

3 months ago

Alaska Crosses Historic Tourism Threshold Without State Marketing Help

Alaska Crosses Historic Tourism Threshold Without State Marketing Help

Associated Press

About half-a amillion cruise passengers landed in Alaska in summer 2016. That growth happened despite the state's annual tourism marketing budget shrinking from more than $18 million a few years ago, to about $1.5 million now.

3 months ago

Regulators Watch for Illegal Pollution as Cruise Traffic Surges in Alaska

Regulators Watch for Illegal Pollution as Cruise Traffic Surges in Alaska

Associated Press

Several cruise lines sailing Alaska itineraries have been fined for environmental pollution violations in recent years. Alaska hopes to deter them from doing the same in 2017.

4 months ago

Juneau, Alaska Expects a Record Number of Cruise Tourists This Summer

Juneau, Alaska Expects a Record Number of Cruise Tourists This Summer

Associated Press

Cruise tourism has become more important to Alaska's economy following the dip in energy prices.

4 months ago

Alaska Tourism Wants More Businesses to Become Sustainability Advocates

Alaska Tourism Wants More Businesses to Become Sustainability Advocates

Associated Press

Getting tourism businesses on board with sustainability is the first hurdle but the long game is convincing them that eco-friendly practices help their bottom lines and are worth the effort.

5 months ago

Holland America Line Is Bringing Oprah-Inspired Activities Onboard

Holland America Line Is Bringing Oprah-Inspired Activities Onboard

Associated Press

This partnership with Oprah Winfrey's magazine may put Holland America Line in front of new audiences, and add some attractive onboard programming. But Oprah herself will only be around for part of one Alaska cruise.

6 months ago

Airlines Say Sabre Reservations System Glitch Cause Delayed, Cancelled Flights

Airlines Say Sabre Reservations System Glitch Cause Delayed, Cancelled Flights

David Koenig, Associated Press

Southwest and Delta aren't the only airlines with technology problems. American, JetBlue and Alaska joined the party today with a tech glitch in their Sabre reservations systems, although today's outages appear to be on a smaller scale that what Southwest and Delta experienced several months ago.

9 months ago

Alaska Attracts More Than 1 Million Cruise Passengers But Marketing Woes on Horizon

Alaska Attracts More Than 1 Million Cruise Passengers But Marketing Woes on Horizon

Associated Press

With state coffers in a pinch because of Alaska's economic downturn, the Alaska Travel Industry Association is trying to supplement governmental funding with an increase in private monies. Without marketing dollars, it would be a shame to see the cruise momentum fall flat.

10 months ago