Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Someone up There Gets It

There's evidence that at least some people in Alaska have figured out that their tourism industry is in trouble now and is headed for more trouble. The Anchorage Daily News ran an article at the end of last week by Tom Bradner, an economist in Alaska, and he has figured out why there's trouble in the 49th State. He came to many of the same conclusions we did in a recent Cruise News Daily article. The recent tourism summit proves that at least some of the leaders are getting it, but they still aren't fully understanding what's causing the problem, so their solutions have little chance of working.

But just when you think there may be a light bulb going on in Alaska, you read the comments from ADN readers at the bottom of Bradner's article, and you see the average citizen in Alaska just doesn't get it.