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City and Borough of Juneau Visitor Industry Task Force Chair Carole Triem and Vice Chair Craig Dahl listen to testimony Saturday, Jan. 11 during a public input task force meeting. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

‘What we used to have’: Locals testify about need to regulate tourism

Should the city cap number of cruise ship visitors to Juneau?

City and Borough of Juneau Visitor Industry Task Force Chair Carole Triem and Vice Chair Craig Dahl listen to testimony Saturday, Jan. 11 during a public input task force meeting. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Capt. Steve White, from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau, gives a presentation to the Visitor Industry Task Force in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Capt. Steve White, from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau, gives a presentation to the Visitor Industry Task Force in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Opinion: The costs of cruise ship tourism

Opinion: The costs of cruise ship tourism

We should also explore ways to gather more revenue from this industry.

Opinion: The costs of cruise ship tourism
Four whales struck by vessels this year in Southeast

Four whales struck by vessels this year in Southeast

NOAA investigates vessels for possible negligence.

Four whales struck by vessels this year in Southeast
Eric Fullerton makes his investment pitch during the Alaska Tourism Industry Association’s version of “Shark Tank” during their annual conference, held this year at Centennial Center, Oct. 9, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Eric Fullerton makes his investment pitch during the Alaska Tourism Industry Association’s version of “Shark Tank” during their annual conference, held this year at Centennial Center, Oct. 9, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
A helicopter tour over the Mendenhall Glacier in August 2010. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A helicopter tour over the Mendenhall Glacier in August 2010. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Opinion: Tourism in the era of middle-class acquiescence

Opinion: Tourism in the era of middle-class acquiescence

It’s time to examine “thorny questions of ethics and values.”

Opinion: Tourism in the era of middle-class acquiescence
Visitors from the Norwegian Bliss walk along Thane Road to downtown on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Visitors from the Norwegian Bliss walk along Thane Road to downtown on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Kim Metcalfe walks her dog along Basin Road on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Metcalfe is co-organizing a public meeting asking if cruise ship tourism is detrimental to the quality of life in the Basin Road and Thane neighborhoods. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Kim Metcalfe walks her dog along Basin Road on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Metcalfe is co-organizing a public meeting asking if cruise ship tourism is detrimental to the quality of life in the Basin Road and Thane neighborhoods. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lavish British ship makes maiden voyage to Alaska
Lavish British ship makes maiden voyage to Alaska
With ceremonial song and dance, Hoonah ready for new dock that will bring thousands of tourists
With ceremonial song and dance, Hoonah ready for new dock that will bring thousands of tourists
Mike Hekkers looks at an air quality measurement device that was installed by the Department of Environmental Conservation at his downtown home on Thursday, April 18, 2019. The device, along with a number of others, will measure air quality in downtown during this summer’s cruise ship season. (Michael Penn |Juneau Empire)
Mike Hekkers looks at an air quality measurement device that was installed by the Department of Environmental Conservation at his downtown home on Thursday, April 18, 2019. The device, along with a number of others, will measure air quality in downtown during this summer’s cruise ship season. (Michael Penn |Juneau Empire)
How many tourists is too many?

How many tourists is too many?

Some thought 600,000 was too much.

How many tourists is too many?
Mendenhall Glacier master plan calls for major change

Mendenhall Glacier master plan calls for major change

Construction not expected until 2022 at the earliest.

Mendenhall Glacier master plan calls for major change
More tourists are coming

More tourists are coming

Tourism predicted to grow again in 2019.

More tourists are coming
Iceland tourism manager to share advice at Innovation Summit

Iceland tourism manager to share advice at Innovation Summit

Event also features “pitch contest” for entrepreneurs.

Iceland tourism manager to share advice at Innovation Summit
A cruise ship passenger photographs the Radiance of the Seas in Juneau’s downtown harbor on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A cruise ship passenger photographs the Radiance of the Seas in Juneau’s downtown harbor on Tuesday, August 29, 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 nine 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 nine ships that have received Notice of Violations for air opacity issued by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Blue waters of the Taku Inlet. (Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire)

Photo blog: Taku Glacier Flight

Nothing fills your lungs, your eyes and your soul like Alaska.

Blue waters of the Taku Inlet. (Gabe Donohoe | For the 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)
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)