18 October 2021 - Virtual
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London, UK - November 2021
ALASKA is likely to charge cruise ship visitors $50 per head next year if the Alaskan Legislature decides that the results of a citizen”s vote last week should be implemented.
Just over half of those eligible said ”yes”, defeating the ”no” lobby, supported by the tourist industry in such places as Juneau, Skagway and Ketchican and the cruise line operators. However radio interviews indicated that even if such a tax were to be put into practice it would not put off tourists. ”It”s a trip of a lifetime,” said one visitor, ”$50 is not going to make much difference on a $2,000 dollar holiday”.
A casino tax is likely to go ahead too, mainly aimed at those who never get off the ships.