Tag Archives: tourism

A sigh of relief from travel-convention organizers

Convention Floor croppedWhat happens when you have 400 guests in town at the biggest convention Sitka has ever seen and the main water main into town breaks?

Museums, attractions gear up for more ships, passengers (+ slideshow)

Four armed, armored figures display Tlingit war gear created by Sitka's Tommy Joseph as part of the Alaska State Museum's "Rainforest Warriors" exhibit. It's one of three Alaska shows tourists will see this season. Click here to watch a slideshow from the exhibit and Kay Field Parker’s “Playing with Lightning.”Alaska’s tour industry expects more people to visit the state this year. More and larger cruise ships are on their way, bringing visitors through Southeast and across the Gulf of Alaska.