AIANTA Updates

O me’a”kwa: AITC Is Around the Corner

O me’a”kwa: AITC Is Around the Corner

It’s hard to believe we’re just one month away from our 22nd Annual American Indian Tourism Conference, which begins on October 25, in Fort McDowell (Arizona).

This year has been such a whirlwind with so many changes, so I’m excited for the chance to catch up with you all in Arizona.

I know every community is at a different level of readiness when it comes to fully re-implementing cultural heritage programming, so although tourism can be a path to economic recovery, it can’t come at the expense of our health, our safety and our peace of mind.

AITC COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

AITC COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

AITC COVID-19 Mitigation PlanDear Members, Partners and Friends As the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant continues to make headlines, an increasing number of potential attendees at our 23rd Annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) have been asking the same...

AIANTA Applauds Senate Passage of Infrastructure Bill

AIANTA Applauds Senate Passage of Infrastructure Bill​Legislation calls for $550 billion in upgrades to airports, roads, bridges, ports and other infrastructure widely required by a healthy visitor industry.ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (August 12, 2021) —​ The American...

Final Days of Summer

Final Days of Summer

O me’a”kwa: Final Days of Summer(I’m going to travel over there, Northern Paiute)Ha muh (How are you?) Dear Members, Partners and Friends, I hope this newsletter finds you healthy, happy and enjoying the final days of summer. If you haven’t been paying attention, 2021...

Request for Proposal: Call for Albuquerque Area Hotel

AIANTA Seeks Albuquerque Area Hotel for Go International 2022The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is seeking proposals from qualified Native American and non-native venues in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area to accommodate AIANTA’s two-day Go...

Testing the Waters

Testing the Waters

I hope this newsletter finds you all healthy, happy and (hopefully) planning some much-needed summer travels.

It’s been a year since I first started talking about “cautious optimism” with respect to the visitor industry starting to re-open to travelers. Now, a year later, travel still hasn’t returned to its pre-pandemic levels.

Lewis & Clark Outreach Program

Lewis & Clark Outreach Program

In partnership with the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail, AIANTA hosted two workshops showcasing how tribes can grow their cultural tourism efforts.

On the Road Again

On the Road Again

As you read this newsletter, I’m enjoying my first business travel in 15 months. For this trip, I’m traveling with Bruce Rettig, AIANTA’s Tribal Content Developer and Lorraine Gala Lewis, AIANTA’s Data & Outreach Specialist, and will also be joined, virtually, by Dan Wiley, the Senior Manager, Integrated Resources Stewardship of the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. We’re meeting with tribes and Native-owned hospitality businesses located along the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail in Idaho and Montana.

German Travelers Ready to Return to the U.S.

German Travelers Ready to Return to the U.S.

Nearly mid-way through 2021 it seems that the historically epochal events of 2020 are finally coming to an end. Millions (approximately 408) have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the virus that nearly ground global tourism to a halt in 2020.

Call for Graphic Designer–Annual Report

Call for Graphic Designer–Annual Report

The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association is seeking a graphic designer to design an original, 8-page AIANTA Annual Report, which will showcase AIANTA’s successful programming for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.

A Time for Recovery

A Time for Recovery

O me'a"kwa: A Time for Recovery(I'm going to travel over there, Northern Paiute)Ha muh (how are you?), I hope this newsletter finds you healthy, happy and eagerly planning for the future. I’m thrilled by a recent report from the CDC that nearly one third of the...

How to Leave No Trace When Visiting Indigenous Lands

How to Leave No Trace When Visiting Indigenous Lands

How to Leave No Trace When Visiting Indigenous LandsMonument Valley Tribal ParkPhoto Credit: National Park ServiceLocated in the Navajo Nation on the border of Arizona and Utah, Monument Valley Tribal Park, boasting sandstone masterpieces framed by the clouds, is one...

Artisans & Tourism

Artisans & Tourism

Artisans & TourismWritten by: Jacqueline Robledo, Content & Social Media Coordinator, AIANTAThere are many different motivations for travelers when choosing their next vacation destination. Some travel for food, some culture or landscape and some for art. ...

Rupert to Testify at Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Rupert to Testify at Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

AIANTA CEO Sherry L. Report to Testify on Economic Importance of Tribal Tourism at Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight HearingRupert, who heads the national association dedicated to advancing tourism in tribal communities, will submit testimony on the vital...

AITC Registration Open

AITC Registration Open

Registration Now Open for 23rd Annual American Indian Tourism ConferenceAITC, scheduled for October 25-28 at the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, is organized by the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association and will be held at the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.FOR...

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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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