HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM SECTOR

Hospitality, travel and tourism in Alaska are big business, representing the second largest industry sector in the State. The latest statistics available reveal that the tourism and hospitality industry generated 40,000 full-time equivalent jobs in Alaska in the mid-2000s, representing 13.7% of all employment in the State and $1.15 billion in wages and benefits. Seventy percent of those working in the industry are Alaska residents.  Employment in the tourism and hospitality sector increased by 10% between 2001 and 2005.

 

Success Stories/Case Studies

In 2008, Green Star worked directly with several hotels and other large entities to collect data associated with several technologies that can specifically benefit the hospitality industry.Green Star provided technical assistance, outreach materials, and water- and energy-saving devices for use in hotels. These materials were made possible through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, research was conducted for the industry regarding green cleaning products and product lines.

Hospitality and Tourism Resources