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Mon Feb 8, 2021, 04:28 AM

Towns and businesses across Alaska brace for a second summer without cruise ship tourists

At the start of last week, Kyle Davis had been looking forward to summer and planning to hire as many as 50 workers for his tourism business outside Denali National Park.

He operates Denali Park Adventures, running Jeep tours down the Denali Highway, ATV tours in the backcountry, and zip line trips through the forest.

On Thursday, he started revising his plans.

Earlier that day, Canada’s government announced it will ban all cruise ship travel in Canadian waters through February 2022. That ban, combined with an American law, will effectively cancel most of Alaska’s cruise ship season for a second straight year.

Alaska’s congressional delegation and members of the state Legislature have said they will try to fix the problem, but similar efforts last year were unsuccessful.

Read more: https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2021/02/06/towns-and-businesses-across-alaska-brace-for-a-second-summer-without-cruise-ships/
(Anchorage Daily News)

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