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The tourism industry in Alaska has experienced remarkable growth over the past two years, setting record numbers despite the global challenges faced by the travel sector. Here are some key highlights of this impressive growth: 🏔️✨

• 🐻 Wildlife: 84% of tourists love bear and wildlife watching. 
• 🚢 Cruises: The state saw nearly 1.7 million cruise passengers in 2023, up from an estimated 1.2 million in 2022.
• 🏞️ National Parks: Visitors in 2022 to national parks in Alaska spent $1,160,600,000 and supported 16,450 jobs in local communities
• 🌌 Aurora Borealis: Fairbanks offers 243 nights of Northern Lights per year, making it a top destination for aurora hunters.
• 🛶 Adventure: More than 50% of visitors hike, fish, or kayak in Alaska's pristine wilderness.
• 🏛️ Culture: Experience Alaska’s rich Native heritage with 229 tribes. Visit museums and cultural centers to learn more.
• ❄️ Glaciers: Glacier Bay was one of 20 National Park Service units to break annual visitation records in 2023, welcoming 703,659 visitors.
• 🎣 Fishing: In 2014, the state sold 273,535 non-resident fishing licenses. By 2023, that had grown to 345,925 – a 26.4% increase.
• 💰 Economy: Tourism is responsible for $5.6 billion in total economic impact to Alaska in 2022-23, creating 48,000 jobs and generating over $157 million in revenue for the State of Alaska. 

Alaska's tourism is booming! 🌲✨

Visit our directory for local tourism businesses here: https://bit.ly/3W5PY2q 

Exciting News! 🏔️

BuyAlaska is thrilled to be featured in @akbizmag highlighting the importance of local directories! Our mission is to connect Alaskans with local businesses and foster a thriving community. 🌟

By shopping locally, you’re not just getting amazing products—you’re supporting your neighbors and boosting our economy. Check out the article to learn more about how directories like ours are making a difference. 💙


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🛍️ Hey Alaskans! 🌟

As Amazon Prime Day approaches, BuyAlaska encourages you to think about the incredible local businesses we have right here in our beautiful state. 🏔️

By shopping local, you’re not just buying great products—you’re supporting your neighbors, creating jobs, and helping to keep Alaska’s unique spirit alive. From handmade crafts to delicious local foods, our local businesses offer something special that you won’t find online.

This Prime Day, join us in skipping the online giants and showing some love to our local shops. 💙🛒


Photo Credit: @sundogstudioak
🛍️ How can you make a change to support local businesses? 

It's simple! 🌟

Shop Local: Choose local stores over big chains. 🏪
Eat Local: Dine at neighborhood restaurants and cafes. 🍽️
Spread the Word: Share your favorite local spots on social media. 📲
Leave Reviews: Positive reviews help small businesses grow. ⭐️
Buy Gifts Locally: Support artisans and makers for your gift needs. 🎁

Every small action counts in building a thriving community! 💙🏔️

Help us support local businesses by visiting www.buyalaska.com

🌟 About BuyAlaska 🌟

BuyAlaska is your one-stop destination for supporting and promoting local businesses in the beautiful state of Alaska! 🏔️ Established to foster economic growth and community prosperity, BuyAlaska encourages residents and visitors alike to invest in the rich tapestry of Alaskan businesses.

We hope to build a sustainable future for Alaska by supporting our small businesses. By shopping local, you create a ripple effect of positive impact, preserving the unique character and traditions of our state.

We champion Alaskan businesses through our directory of over 1000+ businesses and ongoing efforts to connect consumers with the diverse array of products and services they offer.

Join us in supporting Alaska's vibrant business community! 💙🛍️


Summer is in full swing, we’ve been enjoying all this daylight by entertaining ourselves with these amazing Alaskan businesses and the fun they offer our great state!

@alaskaescaperooms – 🔍 Alaska Escape Rooms energizes personal and professional relationships through fun and adventure! Locally designed, their award-winning, family-friendly experiences let participants play heroes, solving puzzles and working together. Nationally recognized as one of the top escape rooms in the country, come explore our rooms and enjoy nearby local restaurants. 🧩✨

@alaskaraceway – 🏎️ Alaska Raceway Park is the racing capital of Alaska, offering thrilling high-speed action from May to September! With a 1/4-mile NHRA-sanctioned drag strip and a 1/3-mile NASCAR-sanctioned oval track set beside a glacier and the stunning Alaskan mountains, it’s one of the most scenic tracks in the world. 🏁🌄

@akwildlife – 🐻 The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a sanctuary preserving Alaska's wildlife through conservation, education, and research. The center cares for injured and orphaned animals in over 200 acres of natural habitats. Visitors can enjoy a 1.5-mile scenic loop by foot, bike, or car, and see brown bears, moose, wood bison, muskox, and more!

@denaliparkzipline – 🚠 Zipline above the trees just outside Denali National Park! 🌲 Enjoy a 3-mile trail ride, then tackle 6 sky bridges and 7 zip lines, including a dual racer finale! Certified guides, hands-free braking, and breathtaking views. All safety gear provided. Tour lasts around 3 hours. ✨

Learn more about these fantastic Alaskan-Owned businesses (and more) through our directory at https://bit.ly/3sUHqLG 

🇺🇸 Happy 4th of July!

As we celebrate our Nation’s Independence, let's also take a moment to celebrate the independent businesses right here in Alaska! 🌟

Just as our country thrives on freedom and unity, our local Alaskan businesses flourish through community support and collaboration. By shopping local, we strengthen our economy and keep the spirit of independence alive in our unique and beautiful communities. 🏔️✨

Support local, celebrate independence! ❤️💙 

Visit www.BuyAlaska.com for more information about how you can celebrate local businesses!


Supporting Alaska co-ops means saying YES to community, collaboration, and shared success! 💪

🗻 These awesome member-owned organizations are all about working together to achieve more than we ever could alone. From boosting local economies to promoting sustainable development, Alaska co-ops are the heartbeat of community resilience and growth.

Photo: @alaskapeonycooperative

Summer in Alaska is magical with endless daylight and amazing food trucks! Enjoy fresh, local flavors at markets and festivals. 

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When we invest in our local businesses, we’re investing in the future of our community. Every purchase strengthens our local economy, creates job opportunities, and fosters a sense of community pride. By supporting local businesses, we’re teaching the next generation the importance of sustainability, resilience, and the value of hard work. 💪💚

Share your thoughts in the comments below! How do you think shopping local impacts our community and our future? 🌿🏔️

For more ways to support local businesses, visit www.buyalaska.com. 

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Happy Member Moments Monday!

Check out these amazing Alaskan-owned businesses:

@3gypsiesandapassport is a women’s adventure journal, planner, and jewelry company empowering women to take more time for adventures in life.

@fullmoonak has Simply crafted syrups for cocktails, mocktails, coffee, tea, and baking, plus infusion kits and sugar cubes! Flavors include Jalapeno + Lime, Cucumber + Mint, Lavender, Cardamom + Vanilla, and Turkish Coffee as well as rotating seasonal flavors.

@bambinosbabyfood specializes in natural and organic frozen baby and toddler meals. Their mission is to nourish the youngest generation with the freshest, most nutritious meals to help them grow healthy and strong, emphasizing conscientious harvesting and manufacturing practices.

@natures.nest.ak is a family-owned shop that offers high-quality open-ended toys, games, books, puzzles, educational materials, art supplies, and craft kits. They also feature natural fiber children’s clothing and outdoor gear. 

Find these amazing local businesses (and many more) in our directory at https://bit.ly/3sUHqLG.
🌞 Happy Summer Solstice, Alaska! 🌞

Today, we celebrate the longest day of the year in the best way possible—by supporting our amazing local businesses! From handcrafted goods to fresh, local produce, Alaska's unique treasures shine brightest when we shop local.

Join us in celebrating solstice this weekend by visiting your favorite local shops and discovering new ones. Every purchase keeps our community thriving and vibrant. 🌿🏔️

And if you’re in Anchorage, be sure to check out the Downtown Summer Solstice Celebration on June 22, 2024, from noon – 5pm!

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