AIANTA Brings Native America to the United Kingdom
The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) returns to the United Kingdom during Native American Heritage Month to showcase Indian Country highlights at World Travel Market.
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (October 32, 2018) – The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is returning to World Travel Market (WTM) in London for its second consecutive year, showcasing new tours, itineraries and experiences on Native American lands around the United States.
“AIANTA is excited to share authentic Native travel experiences with British travelers,” said AIANTA Executive Director Camille Ferguson. “In 2016, travelers from the United Kingdom were the top overseas market to Indian Country, so we are excited to introduce a new, Native-focused look at destinations that may already be familiar to people planning to travel to the United States.”
In attendance at WTM will be Camille Ferguson, Executive Director of AIANTA who is of the Kiksadi Clan and member of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska. Joining Ferguson will be Sandra Anderson, the NativeAmerica.Travel Website Development Coordinator and a citizen of the Navajo Nation.
AIANTA’s visit to WTM, November 5-7, 2018, coincides with the start of Native American Heritage Month, which runs throughout November and is being commemorated with powwows, film festivals and other cultural events throughout the United States.
In addition to presenting the month-long series of events, AIANTA will also highlight travel-planning tools for Native American experiences, including NativeAmerica.travel, the association’s consumer-focused website and the leading online resource for travelers planning trips to Native destinations. The website features a variety of Native destinations, experiences and itineraries throughout Indian Country.
Finally, on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Ferguson will join an expert panel presentation on Indigenous Tourism, held in the Americas Inspiration Zone (LA360). Ferguson joins Moderator Harold Goodwin, the WTM Responsible Tourism Advisor and fellow speakers Mark Watson of Tourism Concern and consultant Cameron Taylor who has created community-based sustainable tourism programs with the Nunavut People in Northern Canada in a discussion on best practices in creating well-managed indigenous tourism experiences.
AIANTA will be located in Booth NA100-3 and is still accepting a limited number of on-site appointments. To reserve a space, contact Monica Poling, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For more than two decades, the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) has served as the national center for providing tourism and recreational travel technical assistance, training and capacity building to American Indian nations. AIANTA is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit association of Native American tribes and tribal businesses and was incorporated in 2002 to advance Indian Country tourism. AIANTA’s mission is to define, introduce, grow and sustain American Indian and Alaska Native tourism that honors traditions and values.
Contact: Monica Poling, AIANTA
email@example.com, (505) 724-3578