Wrangell Visitor Economy 2023

Wrangell is a distinct and attractive visitor destination that, unlike other Southeast Alaska communities with a more mature visitor industry, includes a “working waterfront” district rather than souvenir and diamond-focused shops. Despite the pandemic’s devastating impact on Wrangell’s tourism economy, the 2022 summer season showed a strong recovery, although it still fell short of the visitor trends seen in 2019. Looking ahead, the 2023 tourism season is expected to
be the most successful since 2005 in terms of attracting visitors.