Articles tagged “alaska”

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.

6 days 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

4 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.

5 months 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.

7 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.

7 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.

7 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.

7 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.

7 months ago