Wrangell 1 of 4 cities selected for survey on pandemic hit to tourism

Wrangell is one of four Southeast communities selected for a joint U.S. Forest Service and University of Alaska Southeast project to learn more about how the pandemic has affected the tourism industry in the region and what it means for the economy longer term.

The other communities selected for the survey and report are Skagway, Hoonah and Angoon.

“Each one is very unique,” said Robert Venables, executive director of the Southeast Conference, which is helping to publicize the online survey.

“Take a look at Skagway, the biggest small port you can get,” Venables said of the northernmost communi...


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