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Posted: 09/14/20 04:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

is any one planning on going up in 2021? assuming the borders are open of course. just wondering what it will be like since, i guess, that most of the businesses this year had no business. i wonder if the smaller, mom and pop type, businesses will be there.
at this point in time, as i type this, we do not plan on going up.
but there is always hope.


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Mom and Pops may be best suited to surviving. Few if any business expenses for those that own the real property. Why the gloom and doom?


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We have been thinking similar thoughts. Our plans to go this year had been 5 years in the making. Lots of business folks in Alaska are suffering. It felt wrong to ask for a refund.
When I called to cancel reservations for RV Parks and Excursions, 2 places said they were closing up the business, one was an RV Park in Canada
We have commitments to our grandkids for 2021. Our new plan is Alaska 2022.


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Yes, I had a fishing trip planned this year and 50% paid for when things closed. So we're forecasting to take the truck and camper in early July of 2021 and hopefully make the trip. Like others, it depends on crossing borders and if there is quarantine requirements in place.


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2020 turned brown and smelly for so many people and businesses. So many small businesses are going permanently out of business, some of which just haven’t announced it yet.





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We postponed our trip from August of this year to June of next year. Some business have shut down but many have held on. We were lucky enough that the the lodge in Fairbanks will carry over deposit until next year. Even luckier is the lodge in Lake Clark N.P. had an opening at all for next year that we could slide into. We'd prefer to go later in the summer but are happy to go at all, assuming things ease up.


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Currently planning to go 2021. Had all arrangements made and counting down the days for this year. Just moved reservations to next year. THINKING POSITIVE!!!

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Lwiddis wrote:

Mom and Pops may be best suited to surviving. Few if any business expenses for those that own the real property. Why the gloom and doom?


Unfortunately, from having watched seasonal tourist areas over the years, a bad year usually means lots of mom & pop businesses going under.

Problem is they still need to eat and keep the lights on at home and there usually are few other options for work in the area, so they can't go out and get a second job to make ends meet while the business weathers the dry spell.

We were already scheduled to do Alaska for 2022, so hopefully the worst is over and enough new businesses have back filled in by then but many will have lost their life savings.


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What's the situation with the Alaska Ferry (Marine Highway?). Can one start in Bellingham and have layovers in just Alaska ports and not Prince Rupert before continuing on land from Haines or Skagway? The ferry was a great part of our only trip to Alaska.


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This isn't the first time an area dependent on tourism has stumbled- Alaska went through the gold rush, the oil boom, and more. Florida, the East coast, the gulf, Galveston, and others go through this regularly and they bounce back. If an individual or their business flounders, then they pivot and do something else to survive. That's why there are so many Lyft drivers here in Chicago.


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