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National Geographic Traveler Tips Their Hat with International Recognition of Destination Yukon & Yukon's Premier Resort

Press Release: February 23, 2009

National Geographic Traveler is launching their "2009 Stay List: 150 hotels you will love" and have chosen Yukon's premier resort, Inn on the Lake, to be featured this year. The 2009 Stay List celebrates 150 hotels in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean region, these hotels are among the best at blending location, inspired architecture, ambience and amenities, eco stewardship and an ethic of giving back to the community.

Inn on the Lake is located on Marsh Lake, just south of Whitehorse and has hosted the likes of Martha Stewart, Jann Arden, and the Governor General of Canada. Carson Schiffkorn, the Inn's proprietor was born and raised in Yukon. Mr. Schiffkorn commented, "It is an unexpected honour to be chosen for such a list that precisely emphasizes the kind of experience we strive to give our guests whether we are hosting them for business or pleasure, from the Yukon or from abroad."

National Geographic Traveler has a total adult readership of more than 8,000,000 and is the "largest travel title" among U.S. magazines, according to the publisher, National Geographic Society. Inn on the Lake has a 4.5 star rating from Canada Select.

Schiffkorn says, "We are in a very fortunate position to operate our resort in one of the world's most spectacular locations. We have a fun Gold Rush history, a varied and rich First Nation's history which is an integral part of the Yukon's rich culture and history. Yukon's natural beauty and wilderness, and the modern charm of nearby Whitehorse. For Canadians, Americans and travelers from abroad there is a natural draw to destination Yukon, it is an easy sell, and we are so lucky to have such a great airline, Air North, Yukon's Airline doing an amazing job at getting our guests here safely, affordably, on time and with a great big smile on their face. The combined synergy of the journey here, plus the unique atmosphere, hospitality and experience delivered by our staff at the Inn combine to heighten the overall experience that our customers enjoy. It really is wonderful to be recognized for our part in what Yukon has to offer."

For more information, please contact:

Inn on the Lake
Air North, Yukon's Airline
867.668.2228 or 800-661-0407 (CAN)

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