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Record breaking number of summer cruise passengers coming to Juneau


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A record breaking amount of cruise passengers are expected to land in Juneau this summer.

The Juneau Empire reports Cruise Lines International Association Alaska President John Binkley announced Thursday that over 1 million summer cruise passengers are traveling to Juneau.

The assocition predicts the travelers in the city from May 1 to Sept. 30 will spend around $183 million.

Binkley says that the cruise ship tourism industry is growing worldwide. CLIA’s cruise lines have seen an estimated 7 percent annual increase. More cruise ships are expected to come through A...

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