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Director Sherry Aitken talks about the summer tourist season and the work of “Visit Sitka,” the organization marketing Sitka as a destination for visitors. She talks about the success of the downtown shuttle program, organized by Pat Kehoe and a contingent of downtown businesses, the addition of 70 full-suite hotel rooms through the Aspen Hotel, and the draw of Sitka as a “boutique port” for smaller cruise line companies. Windstar Luxury Cruises plans to visit Sitka next summer.

The Convention & Visitors Committee will meet today (8-29-17) at 3 p.m. at the Visitor’s Center (104 Lake Street). Call the Sitka Chamber of Commerce at 747-8604 for more information.