Participants at an Alaska tourism summit called for the $50 tax on each cruise passenger to be repealed, and agreed to create a group to work toward that goal, according to the Associated Press.

Participants are urging Alaska’s new governor, Sean Parnell, to establish a task force on tourism that puts a repeal of the tax up for legislative discussion. The tax was voted into law by Alaska citizens in 2006.

The summit was organized by First Things First Alaska Foundation, a Juneau nonprofit, to address the impact of fewer people visiting southeast Alaska and what can be done to change that, according to the group’s website.

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