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Despite the challenges of 2020, the year was still an incredibly productive one for AIANTA.
Some 800 tribal representatives, Native business owners and tourism professionals attended the 22nd Annual American Indian Tourism Conference .
As we start to look forward to the end of 2020, I am certainly not alone when saying, “What a year!”
Cherokee Nation, Arizona Indian Festival, Linda Taylor (Cherokee Nation) and Bonnie Sprague (Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe) take top honors at AIANTA’s Enough Good People Industry Awards. (Press Release // Sept. 17, 2020)
AIANTA welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors, the re-election of two additional members and the realignment of a third board position. (Press Release // Sept. 23, 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.
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.
All AITC attendees must download the AITC Conference App—using the Whova platform—to facilitate their conference experience.
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.
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.
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.
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?
The annual American Indian Tourism Conference is scheduled for September 14-18, 2020.
AIANTA) is hailing the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act as a win for tribal communities throughout the country.
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.
Tribes interested in exploring ways to supplement their agriculture revenue can find more ideas below.
Tactics on how to jumpstart your tribal tourism marketing program.
Don’t fall for emails claiming to have a complete AITC attendee list.
Tourism businesses and destinations are adapting to a New Normal and those that manage through this difficult period will emerge more resilient