Admission to Alaska Tax
By Doug Irish
September 09, 2006
I am planning a cruise vacation to Alaska for May 07. I was
already paying "port charges and taxes" and now an
additional $50/head admission fee because I want to see Alaska
from a cruise ship. Alaska is not an easy or cheap place to
get to. Everything is at a premium. We were looking a a two
day stay prior to our cruise, but $100 per couple is one night's
room! I will still come and visit your state but I really no
longer feel welcome. This tax shows that you see me as some
"Fat Cat" that will just take Alaskan resources from
the "real" Alaskans and leave nothing but waste in
my wake. I WILL make a point of spending MUCH less on our vacation
than your $50/head would ever clear.
BTW... I think we here in Alabama
would make out great if we charged every visitor in an RV $50/head
to come to Alabama. If they can afford an RV, then they wouldn't
mind an additional fee. And after the state wasted 75% of the
money, we could fix a pot hole or two.
Birmingham, AL - USA
About: "A future cruise passenger to Alaska."
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