Sponsor the American Indian Tourism Conference

Now entering its 23rd year, the Annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) is the only national conference dedicated to growing tourism in America’s indigenous communities.

Every year the conference attracts more than 300 attendees, who attend for the networking opportunities, the high-level keynote sessions and the informative breakout sessions led by some of the leading hospitality industry experts. At our first-ever virtual conference we had 800 registrants.

I cannot tell you how nice it was to be able to participate in [AITC]. It really opened new horizons for us here at the Tribe.

— Gay Saunders, Planning & Development Director, Ute Indian Tribe

The American Visitor Industry

2021 AITC Sponsor Prospectus Cover

The visitor and  hospitality industry is critical to the American economy. In total, the industry represents nearly 3 percent of the entire national Gross Domestic Product and supports some 8 million American jobs. With the distinctive cultural, heritage, culinary and agritourism offerings available throughout America’s indigenous lands, tourism provides strong economic benefits for these communities. Additionally, Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian enterprises provide numerous contributions to local, regional, state and federal tax bases, making the development of tourism in these areas a win-win situation.

AITC Sponsor Levels

Presenting Sponsor
From $50,000 (One available)

  • Listed in all AITC marketing, outreach and communications as Presenting Sponsor.

Platinum Sponsor
From $25,000 (One available)

  • Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards Gala and Silent Auction
  • Listed in all Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards Gala and Silent Auction marketing materials
  • Listed as event sponsor in press release announcement of industry award winners

Amber Sponsor
From $15,000 (Two available)

  • Heart Speaks Closing Session or Audio-Visual Sponsor
  • Full screen logo display during the Heart Speaks Closing Session

Gold Sponsor
From $10,000 (Three available)

  • AITC Keynote Luncheons (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
  • AITC Welcome Breakfast (Tuesday)

Silver Sponsor
From $7,500 (Six available)

  • Hotel Room Key Card Sponsor
  • AIANTA Lounge Sponsor
  • AITC Name Badge Sponsor
  • Entertainment Sponsor
  • Selfie Station Sponsor (promotional backdrop to be provided by sponsor)
  • Charging Station Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor
From $5,000 (Nine available)

  • Selfie Station Sponsor (promotional backdrop to be provided by sponsor)
  • Continental Breakfast (Wednesday, Thursday)
  • Mid-morning Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
  • Afternoon Snack & Chat Break (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
  • Keynote & Speaker Gifts

Business of Art Seminar Sponsorship 
From $5,000

• Includes one AITC registration
• A complimentary artist booth will be provided (courtesy of sponsor)
• Name & Logo appear on all Business of Art flier and promotional material
• Name listed on sponsor page in AITC program
• Name listed on AIANTA.org
• Logo on AITC conference app

Tribal Team Sponsorship
From $3,500

• Includes three AITC registrations (all attendees must be from the same Tribe or organization)
• Includes one annual tribal/business AIANTA membership
• Name listed on sponsor page in AITC program
• Name listed on AIANTA.org
• Logo on AITC conference app

Emerging Leaders Sponsorship
From $2,000

• Includes one AITC registration
• A second registration will be provided (courtesy of sponsor) for attendance to AITC by a tourism
or hospitality student
• Name listed on sponsor page in AITC program
• Name listed on AIANTA.org
• Logo on AITC conference app

Friends of AIANTA Sponsorship
From $1,500

• Name listed on sponsor page in AITC program
• Name listed on AIANTA.org
• Logo on AITC conference app
• One-day conference registration

AITC Press Room Sponsorship (one available)
From $10,000
Only available to Friends of AIANTA Sponsors or higher.

• Bi-weekly “round-up-style” press release emails featuring Indian Country tourism news are
distributed to all AITC attendees, the entire AIANTA database, local media, national travel media and
other interested parties
• These press releases announcements are also archived online at www.aianta.org/aitc
• The AITC Press Room Sponsor will have prominent exposure on the pressroom page, including a
logo at the top of the page, a small “About Sponsor” boilerplate with a link at the bottom of the
page, and the inclusion of up to five announcements in press release distributions
• The AITC Press Room Sponsor will also be featured with a logo, link, and short boilerplate
announcement on all electronic press release distribution

AITC Mobile App Sponsorship (one available)
From $7,500

• AITC Mobile App Sponsor logo will appear on mobile app splash screen every time attendees open
the app (more than 600 downloads and 20,000 sponsor impressions during the 2020 AITC)
• Additional banner ads and push notifications (in addition to those available to Presenting, Platinum,
Gold, Silver and Bronze level benefits)

Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards Table Sponsorship
(AIANTA’s 2021 Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards Gala & Silent Auction)
Turquoise and Denim Theme
From $1,200

• All registered AITC attendees will receive one complimentary admission to the Excellence in Tourism
Industry Awards Gala and Silent Auction
• Additional tickets are available for $150 per person. (AITC registration is not required)
• Organizations interested in sponsoring a table may do so for $1,200 (8 tickets included)

Contact Us

2021 AITC Sponsor Prospectus Cover

Bianca Mitchell
Education Manager
bmitchell@aianta.org

2021 AITC Sponsor Prospectus Cover

Sherrie L. Bowman
Education Support Specialist
sbowman@aianta.org

Sponsorship Registration

Please download the AITC Sponsor Prospectus now or complete the Sponsor Registration form below.

A Warm Thank You to Our Partners

Bureau of Indian Affairs

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Native American Agriculture Fund

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

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International Outreach

AIANTA plays a critical role in supporting the National Travel and Tourism Strategy to bring more visitors to the United States, especially in our participation at trade shows internationally and domestically, to promote tourism in Indian Country.

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Membership

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