Fairbanks and Canadian arctic competing for Japanese aurora tourists

A battle for international tourist dollars is heating up in the far north — a battle for Japanese tourists. Fewer are making the trip to Yellowknife, in Canada’s Northwest Territories to see the northern lights. They are still coming north but are now favoring Fairbanks, Alaska as their destination of choice. In fact, Fairbanks has seen more Japanese tourists than ever before, thanks to direct charter flights from Tokyo.

Julie Green, CBC – Yellowknife