February 14, 2023; 10 a.m. (Mountain)
Join AIANTA in this webinar as we introduce the 2022-2023 Excellence in Tourism Industry Award Winners from Best Cultural Heritage Experience, Excellence in Customer Service, Tribal Destination of the Year, and Industry Professional of the Year. You will hear from the winners and their tourism initiatives that helped them win these awards.
In this session, we will reintroduce the Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB) and learn about their regional museums and some of their programs which can be replicated elsewhere, including art directories, promoting local art and history, and learn about the invaluable resources available. As it says on the Department of the Interior website, “The Interior Museum Program looks after one of the largest and most important museum collections in the world.”
A conversation with the USDA Forest Service and special guests about how the Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program, Landscape Scale Restoration, and Recreation Economy for Rural Communities can be used as tools to conserve and restore forestland and cultural resources and in turn support Tribal tourism and recreation efforts.
For hospitality businesses looking to welcome group travelers and overseas visitors, the best path to success is introducing a new business paradigm that involves working with an intricate network of external businesses, collectively known as the travel trade.
AIANTA, in collaboration with the Office of Indian Economic Development hosted a webinar to review the grant porss from application, planning, and preparation, grant writing mechanics, common pitfalls and best practices where to find further resources.
Native American arts, including visual arts, music, theatre, dance, literature and beyond, are among the most promising ways to expand tourism and the economic success of rural and urban Native communities. Historically underestimated, Native Artists play a pivotal role in building economies, generating tourism assets and simultaneously preserving cultural heritage.
Learn how to submit your visitor attractions on AIANTA’s NativeAmerica.travel destination website. Take advantage of this marketing tool which connects tribes directly to domestic and international travelers, and invites visitors to explore Indian Country.
Meet-and-greet with Dianne Wallace. Dianne is an instructor in the professional certificate program for cultural heritage tourism with over 25 years of experience in customer relations and professional development.
I hope this letter finds you happy, healthy and ready to tackle new adventures. As I am writing this letter, I have just returned from the U.S. Travel Association’s Board of Directors Meeting.
AIANTA is seeking qualified candidates for eight open leadership positions on its Board of Directors.
The webinar includes a question and answer session specific to types of projects, timeline, the application process and implementation.
Through partnerships, collaboration and most importantly, communication, learn how the Hawaiian Islands are weaving cultural tourism into branding and messaging.
AIANTA and U.S. Forest Service seek to fund Tribal Nations, Tribal Enterprises and native nonprofits that will enhance and integrate cultural tourism/cultural recreation to empower Native American communities.
Session 3 –Developing Tribal Tourism Enterprises Based on Native Values
AIANTA has announced two one-of-a-kind cultural tourism experiences, which will be offered during the 24th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC)
Here at AIANTA, we are well underway in the planning of a new pilot project in partnership with the tribes of Washington and the National Park Service (NPS).
How students foster partnerships for destination development and promotion in their communities.
The rise of cultural heritage tourism and online learning provides tourism professionals with an opportunity to pursue the Professional Certificate in Cultural Heritage Tourism
I am thrilled to be back on the road once again, working in Indian Country. It has been so fulfilling to be able to provide resources and assistance to help tribes be successful in the tourism industry – A true honor.
AIANTA Returns with “Tribal Row” at IPW 2022. With the theme #DiscoverNativeAmerica, the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association and six partners will showcase the diversity of Native American cultures across the United States.