Tourism predictions could be wrong

Posted: Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Predictions of tourism doom and gloom are not accurate.

Several days ago, the Juneau Empire reported this year's tourism season may not be as economically fruitful for Alaska as it has been in recent years. This may or may not be true, but wouldn't it be more accurate to report that the phenomenal high of the past two decades may be over and it's time to expect more average numbers than we have grown used to?

As the dollar is down compared to some other countries, has it occurred to the the newspaper that foreigners may regard Alaska as a destination spot, just as Americans pick places to travel where the dollar goes furthest.

If I am wrong and the purveyors of doom and gloom are right, then they must have a pretty accurate chrystal ball. Please then, let me know which horses, teams, and lottery numbers are going to hit. I am all ears.

Linda Orr


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