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Your resource for all things Indian Country tourism. Read about AIANTA’s members, projects and the latest in industry news.

Jingle All the Way

Jingle All the Way

Any new member joining us by December 31, 2020, will receive one of AIANTA’s proprietary Jingle Dress thumb drives.

2020 in Review

2020 in Review

Despite the challenges of 2020, the year was still an incredibly productive one for AIANTA.

AIANTA Completes First Virtual AITC

AIANTA Completes First Virtual AITC

Some 800 tribal representatives, Native business owners and tourism professionals attended the 22nd Annual American Indian Tourism Conference .

O me’a”kwa: Welcome to AITC 2020

O me’a”kwa: Welcome to AITC 2020

A recent report by the World Travel & Tourism Council found that the U.S. economy is expected to lose $155 billion this year, thanks to a shortfall in tourism receipts equivalent to $425 million a day.

Tribal Agritourism Takes Center Stage at AITC

Tribal Agritourism Takes Center Stage at AITC

Travelers the world over are expressing an increased interest in learning where their food comes from, providing indigenous communities with new opportunities to share their cultural heritage by building one-of-a-kind agritourism programs.

Register Now for AITC Conference Sessions

Register Now for AITC Conference Sessions

Because this year’s AITC is virtual, you MUST register for EACH conference session you plan to attend. Please note you will only be able to attend those sessions for which you have registered for in advance.

O me’a”kwa: Free AITC Registration

O me’a”kwa: Free AITC Registration

AIANTA is waiving all registration fees for the 22nd Annual American Indian Tourism Conference. Registration for this year’s AITC is now completely free for all attendees.

O me’a”kwa: Fall Conference Update

O me’a”kwa: Fall Conference Update

In addition to our keynote lineup, the conference will welcome nearly 50 hospitality industry speakers who will share their insights in nearly 30 education sessions.

Tourism Does Not Sell Itself

Tourism Does Not Sell Itself

As national, regional, local and tribal budgets are stretched nearly to the breaking point, how can tourism professionals secure the funding they need to continue to promote their destinations?

O me’a”kwa: Tourism Challenges

O me’a”kwa: Tourism Challenges

Indigenous communities in the hospitality industry have taken a hard hit, with tribal casinos reporting nearly 300,000 lost jobs. That translates to a total economic hit of about $4.4 billion in lost revenue for our nation’s tribes.

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Education & Training

Technical assistance and training is the heartbeat of our work at AIANTA. We provide general and tailored technical assistance, training and education in a variety of ways.

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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

Through AIANTA membership, tribes, the tourism industry and other partners form a dynamic network of shared experiences, resources and support.

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