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As We Wait

As We Wait

Dear Members and Friends: The annual celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is May 3-9, 2020. Started in 1983 by Congress, this year’s theme is the Spirit of Travel. I have traveled many miles in my life to see and experience the dance and songs of our...

For the Love of Travel

For the Love of Travel

Dear Members and Friends: I love to travel, my staff loves to travel and much of the world loves to travel and when this is all over, and it will end, we will continue to seek out the world around us. First on my list for travel is to see my loved ones after we have...

We Need to Hear From You

We Need to Hear From You

Dear Members and Friends: Our native nations are at greater risk for infection, complications and death as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across our reservations, villages and homelands. Despite the challenges we face, our people are leading with grace, empathy and...

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Dear Friends, We are all working hard to monitor COVID-19 response while looking to the future as we move from the current crisis to rebuilding and restoring the tourism industry across Native Nations. This week I wanted to share with you some COVID-19 related...

Native American Tours 2020

Native American Tours 2020

Experiencing U.S. Indian Country in the company of a Native guide or tour operator provides an in-depth look at some of America’s most storied lands from a fresh perspective.

How Indian Country Says I Love You

How Indian Country Says I Love You

Since February is the month of romance, we queried our members, partners and friends to see how they’ll be expressing their affection this season.

Ten Native American Experiences for 2020

Ten Native American Experiences for 2020

Looking to explore Native American culture? These distinctive cultural experiences are often located alongside stunning landscapes on or adjacent to tribal lands across the U.S. #DiscoverNativeAmerica Click on the image to download the experiences across Native...

AIANTA in the News 2019

AIANTA in the News 2019

AIANTA made frequent appearances in national and international news during 2019. Here are a few of he top outlets covering Indian Country tourism last year.

Indian Country Tourism Trends for 2020

Indian Country Tourism Trends for 2020

Whether you’re looking to take your first visit to Indian Country next year or your 100th, here are a few ideas to assist you in your travel planning.

Director’s Corner: The Great (Rural) Divide

Director’s Corner: The Great (Rural) Divide

I’m excited to have been an invited speaker at the second Re-imagining the Rural West Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico, earlier this month. Be sure to check out the panel discussion on Cultural Heritage and Tourism\.

About the NATIVE Act

About the NATIVE Act

A brief history and overview of Public Law 114-221, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act. (October 15, 2019)

AIANTA Wraps Up AITC 2019

AIANTA Wraps Up AITC 2019

More than 300 tribal representatives, Native business owners, tourism professionals and federal partners gathered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the 21st Annual Annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) this September.

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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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