Governor Dunleavy announces tourism aid initiative

Governor Mike Dunleavy (R) of Alaska
Governor Mike Dunleavy (R) of Alaska(Sara Tewksbury/KTVF)
Published: Apr. 9, 2021 at 4:51 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - On Friday, April 9th, Governor Mike Dunleavy announced an initiative to aid the tourism industry in Alaska.

The initiative includes a marketing campaign to attract visitors, as well as relief to affected businesses.

In a press conference, Dunleavy discussed the hit Alaska’s economy took last year due to losses in tourism and its related industries.

The governor criticized the CDC’s conditional sailing order, and called on the Biden administration to let Alaska open up to the lower-48.

“The message I would give to the CDC, the message I would give to Congress, the message I would give to the President is this: give us an opportunity to once again demonstrate that we know what we’re doing, that even though we appreciate the advice - and that’s all it should be in my opinion - from the CDC, we know what we’re doing here. And I’m not saying this out of arrogance, I’m saying, ‘Look at the data. Look at the results,’” Dunleavy said.

Dunleavy is expected to announce more details of his plan next week.

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