Alaska sees rise in Indian visitor arrivals

Visit Anchorage had recently conducted a roadshow in India. This is the second consecutive year that Visit Anchorage representatives came to India to promote Alaska and its many unique tourism products in this market. Marsha Barton, tourism sales manager, Visit Anchorage stated, “We are seeing many more Indian visitors each year and we are hearing from our members in the tourism industry businesses that they are noticing a great increase in visitors from India.”

According to Susan McKenzie, manager – charter, group and international sales, Alaska Airlines, the year 2013 has seen a growth of 10 per cent in terms of arrivals from India, over the previous year. Most of the Indian visitors head for Alaska from Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles or San Francisco. They fly down to Anchorage and take tours from there. Alaska has two international airports – at Anchorage and Fairbanks. Many Indians take the cruise from Vancouver or Seattle.

Full report here Indian Express


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