Capital city of Alaska expects nearly 1.3 million visitors this year

Travel and Tour World | April 29, 2019

Capital city of Alaska expects nearly 1.3 million visitors this year
The capital city of Alaska, Juneau is expecting about 1.3 million visitors as the cruise tourism here is on rise. Juneau is a unified municipality city under the Government of Alaska. The cruise tourism in Juneau is getting its underway for this the tourism officials expect this huge number of tourists. The tourism year for Juneau in 2019 began with the arrival of Ruby Princess on Sunday.According to Princess Cruises director of shoreline operations Kirby Day, the cruise carries up to 3,300 guests who will hit the Juneau streets shortly after their 9 a.m. downtown arrival. The tour operators, restaurants and shops spent most of the week preparing for the first wave of visitors that will increase throughout the summer.As many as five ships will eventually pull into port on a given day. Liz Perry, chief executive for Travel Juneau, the city’s marketing arm for visitors said that the cruise industry ramps up over the season and we will see more and more of our seasonal shops open. There will be more food trucks available and that ramps up pretty quickly because the season over the last several years has ramped up very quickly.

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