Glacier Bay Concessionaire Joins Top Attractions Group

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ANCHORAGE -- Goldbelt Corp., the Glacier Bay concessionaire, joined the promotional group known as Alaska's Top Attractions.

Goldbelt, a Native American group that operates the Glacier Bay Lodge and Glacier Bay Tours and Cruises, among other tourism-related ventures, joins nine others in the Attractions venture.

The group is preparing a brochure that will highlight each of the services offered by its members.

The intent is to do some joint marketing and passenger referral among the 10 members.

Besides Goldbelt, the other members of the group are as follows:

* Alaska Railroad Corporation. The nation's only state-owned and operated rail service.

It offers a variety of package tours and straight transportation services.

For information, call (800) 544-0552.

* Stan Stephens Cruises. This firm offers marine wildlife tours to Columbia Glacier in Prince William Sound as well as day trips and overnight visits to Growler Island Wilderness Camp and crossings of the sound between Valdez and Whittier.

For details, call (800) 992-1297.

* Great Alaska Fish Camp & Safaris. Deluxe adventure lodge on the Kenai River, offering fishing packages and fly-in wilderness safaris and treks in the Kenai, Katmai and Denali areas.

For details, call (800) 544-2261.

* Denali Park Resorts. A group of accommodations establishments in Denali that offers park tours, float trips and white-water rafting on the Nenana River and flightseeing excursions.

To book, call (800) 276-7234.

* Alaska Airlines. The major carrier to and within the state and operator of an extensive program of Arctic vacations.

For reservations, call (800) 468-2248.

* Kenai Fjords Tours. Operates boat tours from Seward into Kenai Fjords National Park and Resurrection and offers evening dinner cruises and salmon bakes.

To book, call (800) 478-8068.

* Fairbanks Premiere Attractions. Markets sternwheeler cruises on the Chena and Tanana Rivers, the narrow-gauge Tanana Valley Railroad that carries visitors to the El Dorado Gold Mine to pan for "pay dirt."

For riverboat details, call (907) 479-6673; for gold mine information, (907) 479-7613.

* ERA Aviation. Flies tours of Mount McKinley, Prince William Sound and Denali National Park in elegantly restored DC-3 aircraft and helicopter flightseeing tours out of Anchorage, Denali, Juneau and Valdez.

For details about DC-3, call (800) 866-8394; for information on helicopter tours, call (800) 843-1947.

* Alyeska Resort. Alaska's only year-round resort, at Girdwood, 40 miles from Anchorage.

For information or reservations, agents can call (800) 880-3880.

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