Sponsor the American Indian Tourism Conference

Now entering its 24th 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

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 and logo on all Business of Art fliers 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

  • Three AITC registrations (all attendees must be from the same Tribe or organization)
  • 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.

  • Inclusion in up to five bi-weekly round-up-press release emails featuring Native tourism news and distributed to the entire AIANTA database
  • Prominent exposure on the pressroom page, including an “About Sponsor” boilerplate with a link at the bottom of the page
  • Inclusion of a logo, link and short boilerplate announcement in all electronic press release distribution

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

  • Logo to appear on mobile app splash screen every time attendees open
    the app
  • Banner ads and push notifications

Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards Table Sponsorship
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

Bianca Mitchell
Education Manager
bmitchell@aianta.org

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

A Warm Thank You to Our Partners

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Native American Agriculture Fund

Bureau of Land Management

National Park Service

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

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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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