By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Report says Wrangell needs more tours for growing visitor economy


March 29, 2023

Almost 33,000 visitors are expected to step off a ship or a plane this summer in Wrangell — more than in any year since 2005. But continuing that growth and building up the town’s tourism economy will require more side excursions and other attractions for cruise ship passengers and more overnight accommodations for independent travelers.

The community makes its money — jobs and taxes — when tourists find goods or services to buy in town. “The visitor sector will need to make sure it has the capacity to provide sufficient tours to visiting cruise ship passengers,” according to th...

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