Alaska: prime destination for tourists

According to the Alaskan Division of Economic Development, Alaska’s tourism industry accumulates $3.9 billion annually, more than 46,000 Alaskan jobs during peak season and $179 million in state and municipal revenues.

Between October 2012 and September 2013, nearly 1.9 million out-of-state visitors traveled to the state. In fact, this past year marked the third consecutive year of growth since 2010.

In addition, the report includes data covering regional visitor industry spending, employment and labor income estimates.

The report can be found online here.

State of Alaska Department of Commerce Press Release

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Mercedes Rosenthal grew up in Edmond, Okla., where she received her bachelor’s degree in communication studies. During her time as a student, she was a representative of the campus’ admissions office and feature writer for the school newspaper, The Talon. Rosenthal cu...

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