AIANTA Seeks Tribal Hosts for Upcoming American Indian Tourism Conferences

AIANTA requests proposals for the 2021, 2022 and 2023 American Indian Tourism Conferences

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (Oct. 18, 2019) – The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is seeking proposals from qualified Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian tribes and/or tribal enterprises, hotels or casinos to host the American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

As cultural tourism becomes a rapidly emerging priority for tribes looking to provide local jobs that support tribal cultures and values, AITC offers a national venue for networking and information sharing.

The only national conference dedicated to travel and tourism in Indian Country, AITC draws 250-300 tribal leaders, Native entrepreneurs, artists, tour operators, cultural and museum professionals, historic presentation officers and representatives from the travel/tourism industry, educational institutions and federal/state/local agencies.

AIANTA is looking for a tribal host or hosts for the conference in 2021, 2022 and 2023. The host is responsible for identifying a local American Indian tribal venue and establishing an active or regional host committee to support the AITC conference planning team.

AIANTA will accept proposals submitted by postal mail, courier service or email and by 5:00 p.m. Mountain time on Nov. 8, 2019. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.

View the official AITC Request for Proposal (RFP) here.

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About the American Indian Tourism Conference
The annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC), the only national conference dedicated to travel and tourism in Indian Country, connects tribal leaders and tourism enterprises with tourism and hospitality professionals to help grow tourism in tribal communities throughout the United States.


For nearly two decades, the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) has served as the national voice for American Indian nations engaged in cultural tourism. In addition, AIANTA provides technical assistance, training and capacity building to Tribal nations and Native-owned enterprises engaged in tourism, hospitality and recreation. AIANTA is supported by a combination of public and private funding, as well as a robust membership program.

AIANTA’s mission is to define, introduce, grow and sustain American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian tourism that honors traditions and values

To learn more about AIANTA or to join us in helping elevate economies through cultural tourism, please call 505.724.3592, email or visit


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