Articles tagged “alaska”

Alaska Airlines Works Fast to Erase Memories of Virgin America

Alaska Airlines Works Fast to Erase Memories of Virgin America

Brian Sumers, Skift

It can take some airlines as long as a decade after a merger before they truly operate as one entity. But Alaska Airlines is working much faster to gobble up Virgin America. Part of that is because both carriers were relatively small. But by any standard, Alaska is moving quickly.

2 months ago

Cruise Lines Are Going Just About Everywhere in 2019

Cruise Lines Are Going Just About Everywhere in 2019

Fran Golden, Bloomberg

High-end cruise lines are going to harder-to-reach places this year, and those rarefied trips will be priced accordingly. Popular destinations such as Alaska and Cuba will continue to see crowds from brands that range from budget to luxury.

3 months ago

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.

5 months 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.

7 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.

8 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.

10 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.

11 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years ago