Tourist Season - Yes, It is a Thing in Alaska

     

It's September. What does that mean to many Alaskans? (Besides the fact that termination dust was sighted on the Chugach Mountains this morning.)

It means that tourist season is almost over. Yes, tourist is a season in Alaska, just like breakup is a season. And no jokes about tourists please. We LOVE tourists. We see them all over, staring in awe at the beauty and magnificence of our great state. (When my girls were growing up, I always told them that I felt sorry for tourists - they spend $$$$ to come see Alaska, and then they have to go home!)

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Tourist season - it's that busy and bustle time of the year - not to mention the huge impact it has on our economy. According to the Visit Anchorage website, "Tourism in Alaska - Statewide, direct visitor industry spending is more than $2.42 billion annually. It generates 38,700 jobs in Alaska and $1.3 billion in labor income."

At Skurla's Point of Sale Solutions, we love tourists too - we see the positive impact they have on our customers' businesses. As tourism grows, so do our customers' businesses. And that is a good thing.

So, as we wind down this busy tourist season, it is time to take a well-deserved rest. But then, it is time to get back to work and start planning for that next season. Because, as we know, those businesses that are prepared, are the ones that will see the most success.

Planning is key to success. If you need to make changes to your current point of sale system, or need an upgrade, now is the time to start thinking about next year (after you have taken a breather, of course.)

Let us know how we can help. We are always here for advice and free consultations.

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About The Author

Lynn literally grew up in the point of sale and cash register industry – and is now at the helm of the family business. She enjoys working with local Alaskan businesses, especially restaurants, grocery stores, and retail operations - helping them control costs and increase revenues through well managed point of sale solutions. Besides running the company, Lynn has also served on the Board of Directors of the Retail Solutions Provider Association, where she also served as Chairman of the Board.