Prince William Sound Tourism Economic Indicators
Providing a baseline for monitoring and evaluating economic development and tourism marketing efforts
Ginny Fay, EcoSystems
The Prince William Sound tourism indicator data show interesting and upward trends. The indicators provide a baseline for monitoring and evaluating economic development and tourism marketing efforts. In summary, these tourism economic indicators collectively show a relatively slow but steady increase in tourism activity and related employment and earnings in Prince William Sound. Most importantly the assembled data provide a baseline for monitoring economic activity resulting from events likely to have significant effects on access and visitation in Prince William Sound. These events include positioning a fast ferry in the Sound, opening of the Whittier Tunnel, and the shift of a number of cruise ship dockings to Whittier. A concerted cooperative effort to improve the collection and sharing of community visitor statistics would make the monitoring and indicator data compilation effort even more effective.
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