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Alaska's visitor industry continues to grow with travelers interest in Alaska's wilderness, wildlife, and Alaska Native culture. More people are interested in traveling independently, creating their own experiences and itineraries. As a result, CIRI formed a tourism division in 1997 to focus on soft-adventure activities, and it owns and operates custom tour packages built around the lodges and day cruises.
To develop and grow Alaska owned, premium quality tourism products, which provide customers with a safe, adventurous experience and exposure to Alaska's cultures and history; and offer CIRI shareholders future job opportunities, and a profit on their investment. We accomplish this mission by adhering to the following values:
- Safety. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our employees and customers.
- Customer Satisfaction. We strive to exceed our customers' expectations by providing exceptional service and by giving the customer more than their money's worth.
- Teamwork. We all work together as a team for the good of the customer.
- Profitability. Profitability is key to the company's success but is balanced with our other values.
Cook Inlet Region Incorporated (CIRI), our parent company, is one of 12 Alaska-based regional corporations established by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 to benefit Alaska Natives who had ties to the Cook Inlet region. The company is owned by more than 8,300 Alaska Native shareholders of Athabascan and Southeast Indian, Inupiat, Yup'ik, Alutiiq and Aleut descent. It is based in Anchorage and has interests across Alaska, the United States and abroad.
CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation (CATC), a wholly owned subsidiary of CIRI, employs upwards of 500 staff during the summer season. CATC owns a package tour and booking company: Alaska Heritage Tours; three lodges: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, Seward Windsong Lodge and Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge; and a glacier and wildlife boat tour company, Kenai Fjords Tours.
CIRI Alaska Tourism Code of Business Ethics (PDF 8MB)
For information concerning job opportunities in our Lodging division call: 800-400-7275
For information concerning job opportunities in our Marine division call: 877-777-4081
Social Responsibility and Charitable Giving
CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation (CATC) actively supports many non-profit organizations in Southcentral Alaska that we consider to be vital to the communities where we operate. This is our home so we are naturally interested in the welfare of the region and its people, and doing all we can to make it an even better place for all. Contact us for our donation guidelines.