Tag: tourism

Cowboy Professionalism: a cultural study of big-mountain tourism in the Last Frontier

This week's show is a deep dive into Alaska's unique big-mountian tourism industry. Forest Wagner, assistant professor of outdoor studies at the University of Alaska Southeast, reflects on his 12 years of teaching in the backcountry and discusses his findings from interviewing big-mountain guides and their clients. Thanks for listening!

Rockwell Kent centennial

Rockwell Kent was one of the most important artists to picture Alaska. And the legendary winter he spent with his son on Fox Island, in Resurrection Bay, happened 100 years ago. On the next Outdoor Explorer we’re joined by an expert on those events, and on Kent’s colorful life in general, to learn about landmarks in fine art and writing about nature that were created right here. Thanks for listening!

Angling for Controversy

No where else but Alaska do you get the opportunity to catch world class salmon. Eight of the ten top ten world class salmon that are caught on rod and reel come from the Kenai River. This week on Addressing Alaskans listen to Ricky Gease, executive director Kenai River Sportfishing Association talk about the economic impacts, management and future of sport fishing in Alaska. KSKA: Thursday 6/14 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Obama Appoints Alaskan to National Tourism Advisory Board

President Obama has appointed an Alaskan to an advisory board for U.S. Travel and Tourism. He chose the CEO of Alaska Wildland Adventures. The appointment is part of a push to boost the tourism economy.

Ship’s Return Pushes Million-Passenger Mark

Norwegian Cruise Line says it will sail another ship in Alaska waters. Company officials this week announced plans to return the Norwegian Sun to northern service two seasons from now. It last sailed here in 2009.

Southeast Cruise Line Plans 2012 Expansion

Sitka’s home-grown cruise company has wrapped up its first season. And it’s already planning to expand, with sailings to southern Southeast starting next year. Several other small lines also plan to increase capacity in 2012.

Tourism Drought Hits Eagle for 2nd Year

It’s the heart of the tourist season, but for one tiny Alaska community it’s not happening…again. Eagle, the gold rush city on the Alaska Canada border, is in its second summer of a tourism drought.

Alaska News Nightly: July 19, 2011

‘Gang of Six’ May Break Through Debt Ceiling Stalemate, Legislative Hearing Targets Government Waste, BP Continues Cleanup of Lisburne Drill Site Spill, 2012 Kuskokwim 300 Race Could be Called Off, and more...

Kenai Still Optimistic About Tourism

Tourism was the focus of this week’s discussion on Coffee Table, which brought together four members of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism industry.  Despite...

Alaska News Nightly: August 31, 2009

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Alaska News Nightly: August 25, 2009

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Alaska News Nightly: August 21, 2009

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Alaska News Nightly: August 13, 2009

Photo by Len Anderson, KSKA - Anchorage Demolition work gets underway in Anchorage's Mountain View neighborhood and makes way for new housing initiative. Individual news stories...

Tourism Leaders Call for Eliminating Cruise Tax

Some Southeast tourism leaders are calling for repeal of the cruise-ship passenger tax. They're looking toward legislative action - or their own citizens' initiative...