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Juneau International Airport Manager Patty Wahto points out a new paving project on the southeast corner of the airport to allow for new hangers and more parking of planes and jets on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau International Airport Manager Patty Wahto points out a new paving project on the southeast corner of the airport to allow for new hangers and more parking of planes and jets on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Cruise ship visitors gather for their tours on the Seawalk on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Judge taking time on cruise ship lawsuit ruling

The lawsuit between the city and the cruise industry won’t be resolved any time soon.

Cruise ship visitors gather for their tours on the Seawalk on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Holland America Line ship Amsterdam sits at port in Juneau on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. The Amsterdam is one of eight ships that have received Notice of Violations for air opacity issued by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Holland America Line ship Amsterdam sits at port in Juneau on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. The Amsterdam is one of eight ships that have received Notice of Violations for air opacity issued by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Tourist cold but unharmed after tumble into Mendenhall Lake

On their first full day in Alaska, David Hill and his family wanted to take advantage of the warm weather. The Dallas resident, his wife… Continue reading

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Travel Juneau announces board election results

Travel Juneau has announced the results of its first board of directors elections since becoming a self-perpetuating board in November. Richard Burns of the Juneau… Continue reading

Eva Bornstein, program officer for the Juneau Economic Development Council, speaks at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 alongside JEDC intern Gunnar Schultz. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Visitors, legislative staff concerned about safety in downtown Juneau, survey says

Visitors to Juneau would like to see downtown cleaned up, both literally and figuratively, according to two Juneau Economic Development Council surveys. The results of… Continue reading

Eva Bornstein, program officer for the Juneau Economic Development Council, speaks at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 alongside JEDC intern Gunnar Schultz. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
The Norwegian Joy during a sea trial. (Courtesy Photo | Norwegian Cruise Line)

Alaska to see second megaship next year

A second megaship will bring cruise ship passangers to Alaska starting next spring. The 3,883-passenger, 1,094-foot Norwegian Joy will reposition from China to Seattle for… Continue reading

The Norwegian Joy during a sea trial. (Courtesy Photo | Norwegian Cruise Line)
This file photo shows the Holland America Westerdam in Southeast Alaska. (National Park Service | Courtesy Photo)

Park Service suspends search for overboard cruise ship passenger

After a day-long search that spread across the waters and shores of Glacier Bay, the National Park Service suspended its efforts Saturday for a man… Continue reading

This file photo shows the Holland America Westerdam in Southeast Alaska. (National Park Service | Courtesy Photo)
Captain Dan Blanchard, CEO of Uncruise Adventures, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, June 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

UnCruise plans to push early tourist season for Southeast

Adventure cruise company UnCruise Adventures will spend as much as three quarters of million dollars to expand the spring tourism season.

Captain Dan Blanchard, CEO of Uncruise Adventures, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, June 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

UnCruise plans to push early tourist season for Southeast

Adventure cruise company UnCruise Adventures will spend as much as three quarters of a million dollars to expand the spring tourism season, CEO Dan Blanchard… Continue reading

Alaska Department of Labor considers safety standards for zipline industry

The state of Alaska may soon begin drafting universal safety standards for the state’s ziplines, which have become popular attractions for summer tourists. In July,… Continue reading

Alaska auditors recommend dissolving state’s tourism marketing board

When is a tourist like a fish? A new state audit has recommended an end to the state’s tourism marketing board as the state prepares… Continue reading

State doubles tourism funding in capital budget

Alaska is betting on tourism. Facing a multibillion-dollar deficit, declining revenue and a public generally opposed to new taxes, the state has cut back on… Continue reading