When Alaska’s Marketplace was uploaded to the Internet in September 2021, it drew the first brave, adventurist souls to place ads in the business section. They are...
Southeast Trucking and Excavation in Juneau.
Eli Demille Realtor; A realtor consultant in Anchorage
Jerome’s Kitchen Streatery; a mobile kitchen in Anchorage.
Guns Alaska Classifieds; an online website covering all of Alaska for guns and more.
Northern Shih Tzu’s; a dog breeder in Palmer.
Extreme Dreams; an art gallery in Haines.
All are diverse businesses and Alaska’s Marketplace is dedicated to helping them get exposure and clients. The above businesses are eligible to place unlimited free classified ads and direct customers to their business in those ads. It’s easy to do. Purchase a business listing and then help grow your business on the free classified side of the website.
Alaska promises to rebound for the 2022 tourist season, so now is the time to place your business listing; especially if you’re in the tourist industry. Alaska’s Marketplace has a Travel and Tourist section in the Business Directory and an Outdoors section; both are ideal to draw tourists seeking local adventure and shopping.
The university in Fairbanks is a must stop for the rich Alaska culture and artifacts. The Palmer area is a tourist town with many activities, from helicopter rides and river rafting to art galleries and quaint shops on the main street. If not interested in any of those activities, come for the mountain and glacier views. The same can be said for most Southeastern Alaska communities; sightseeing, shopping, and more sightseeing and fishing. Skagway is the ultimate tourist town with a colorful history and many shops. And don’t forget the Homer Spit with its line of shops and halibut fishing guides, and I could go on and on about the great things to do and places to explore. Almost every community offers something for tourists. It would be very helpful to have one website catering to activities and shops in every community, supporting our visitors diverse interests. Alaska's Marketplace is building towards that goal.
I spoke with a woman in Kansas and she was planning an Alaskan vacation and wanted to know the best way to come. I suggested if she had time, drive the Alcan. She asked, “What is the Alcan?” I withheld the, “It’s time to get out of Kansas, Dorothy” reply, but did tell her, “It's the road between the Lower 48 and Alaska and driving the Alcan is the very best way to come to Alaska.” I know there are those who would disagree and say the inside passage through the Southeast is the best and most beautiful route. My personal suggestion is travel both routes and make up your own mind. And if one just doesn’t have the time, flying to Alaska also works. However you travel to see our great and awesome state; the memories (and moose nugget earrings) you take home will be worth the trip.
Alaska imports tourists and exports memories and happiness!