Cruise ship tourism is likely to grow in Juneau

Published on : Saturday, August 24, 2019

In 2020, cruise ship tourism is expected to grow again.


A 4- to 5- percent rise in 2019’s 1.3 million tourists is anticipated, said Kirby Day, Juneau’s Tourism Best Management Practices coordinator and operations manager for Holland America Group including Princess Cruises, during a chamber of commerce luncheon.


In 2019, a 16.5-percent rise is hoped over the last year once the dust settles, Day said. So far, there’s been about a 12.5 percent year-over-year hit. A 5 percent rise over 1.3 million would signify 65,000 more people visiting Juneau.


“It’s still a decent number, but I think we’re over that big growth spurt this year, which is good,” Day said. “Because if we got through it by handling a lot of the concerns, then we can really over the course of the winter, this organization and tour operators can fine tune some of the things we didn’t get to.”


Day stated that after his joint presentation with Travel Juneau CEO and President Liz Perry that made growth sluggish is probably the result of a combination of infrastructure limitations, market demands and the reality that 17 percent year-over-year growth can’t occur every year.


“If you’re going to grow 16 percent in one year, it’s logical you’re going to have a year or two of flattening out and filling that space,” Day said.


Another influx 2020, Perry said, could be tourism pledges.


Responsible tourism pledges aren’t enforceable by law, Perry said, however they do set the idea of being a careful visitor in people’s mind descending upon a destination. Iceland has such a pledge and so does the island nation Palau.


“It’s something we want to do in the fairly near future,” Perry said.


The sight into what to look for the next year was a small part of Perry and Day’s presentation, which mainly focused on Tourism Best Management Practices, which is a cooperative effort by tourism-related businesses and the City and Borough of Juneau and sets voluntary industry guidelines.


Related Posts


(No Like Yet)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 14 Hotelierseries Africa 2019
  • 14 restaurantscafeslounges 19
  • 16 global-hotels-resorts 2019
  • 19 uzakrota London 2019
  • 20 seatradecruis 2019
  • 20 uzakrota Istanbul 2019
  • 22 Africa Hotel Investment Forum 2019
  • 22 DRT SHOW India 2019
  • 22 iitm 2020
  • 22 summitasia 2019
  • 22 TTME 2019
  • 30 PATA


    1. TAAPE

      September 19 - September 21
    2. IITM Delhi

      September 20 - September 22
    3. World Routes

      September 21 - September 24

      September 23 - September 24

      September 23 - September 26
Get our toolbar!
Review on