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NEWS CCW Staff Writer Cruise industry leaders, business owners and tour operators around the state are preparing for the possibility of a sharp decline in business this year. A loss of industry-generated revenue has been projected as cruise lines make plans to pull ships out of the Alaska market. Those who rely on tourism to survive say they are not only fearing losses in 2009 but are also making plans for 2010.

Alaska braces for loss in tourism revenue

Tourists walk past booths selling shore excursion tickets during the 2008 tourism season. Tour operators are expecting fewer visitors and less spending from those who do come to Alaska.
Ccw File Photo By Charles Westmoreland
Tourists walk past booths selling shore excursion tickets during the 2008 tourism season. Tour operators are expecting fewer visitors and less spending from those who do come to Alaska.
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