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Save the Date: 23rd Annual American Indian Tourism Conference
Save the date for the 23rd annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC), scheduled for October 25-28, 2021 at the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort in Fort McDowell (Scottsdale), Arizona.
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About the NATIVE Act
The Native American Tourism & Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act serves to establish a more inclusive national travel and tourism strategy and has the potential to deliver significant benefits for Tribes.
Keeping Our Traditions Strong for a Brighter Future
Native American communities are working hard to ensure the next generation holds their culture in their hearts and in their hands. Tribal Elders are teaching the next generation the ways of their ancestors.

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O me’a”kwa: AITC Is Around the Corner

O me’a”kwa: AITC Is Around the Corner

It’s hard to believe we’re just one month away from our 22nd Annual American Indian Tourism Conference, which begins on October 25, in Fort McDowell (Arizona).

This year has been such a whirlwind with so many changes, so I’m excited for the chance to catch up with you all in Arizona.

I know every community is at a different level of readiness when it comes to fully re-implementing cultural heritage programming, so although tourism can be a path to economic recovery, it can’t come at the expense of our health, our safety and our peace of mind.

AITC COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

AITC COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

AITC COVID-19 Mitigation PlanDear Members, Partners and Friends As the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant continues to make headlines, an increasing number of potential attendees at our 23rd Annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) have been asking the same...

AIANTA Applauds Senate Passage of Infrastructure Bill

AIANTA Applauds Senate Passage of Infrastructure Bill​Legislation calls for $550 billion in upgrades to airports, roads, bridges, ports and other infrastructure widely required by a healthy visitor industry.ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (August 12, 2021) —​ The American...

Final Days of Summer

Final Days of Summer

O me’a”kwa: Final Days of Summer(I’m going to travel over there, Northern Paiute)Ha muh (How are you?) Dear Members, Partners and Friends, I hope this newsletter finds you healthy, happy and enjoying the final days of summer. If you haven’t been paying attention, 2021...

Request for Proposal: Call for Albuquerque Area Hotel

AIANTA Seeks Albuquerque Area Hotel for Go International 2022The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is seeking proposals from qualified Native American and non-native venues in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area to accommodate AIANTA’s two-day Go...

Testing the Waters

Testing the Waters

I hope this newsletter finds you all healthy, happy and (hopefully) planning some much-needed summer travels.

It’s been a year since I first started talking about “cautious optimism” with respect to the visitor industry starting to re-open to travelers. Now, a year later, travel still hasn’t returned to its pre-pandemic levels.

Lewis & Clark Outreach Program

Lewis & Clark Outreach Program

In partnership with the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail, AIANTA hosted two workshops showcasing how tribes can grow their cultural tourism efforts.

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A Warm Thank You to Our Partners

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