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Tourism stats - Alaska vs. Yukon

June 04, 2012

The State of Alaska and Government of Yukon each publish large documents on the tourism sectors.

A few points of interest:


For Alaska the cruise ship traffic has yet to recover from the recession of 2007-2008, but air traffic has recovered and is growing. On a net basis about 150,000 visitors per year are ‘missing’ from the cruise ships.

For Yukon border crossings are down about 25,000 from the recession of 2007-2008. Air traffic has seen continued growth. With WestJet flying into Whitehorse beginning in 2012, the visitor numbers should be further bolstered.

Alaska’s tourism sector has been hit harder by the recession.