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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.

AITC Mask Art

AITC Mask Art

Learn more about First American Art Magazine’s virtual art exhibition, Masked Heroes: Facial Coverings by Native Artists and the artisans who inspired this year’s AITC campaign.

Re-Navigating the Anza Trail

Re-Navigating the Anza Trail

In a one-of-a-kind partnership with the National Park Service, AIANTA will begin chronicling the stories of the tribes located on or near the Anza Trail.

Expanding Tourism Revenue through Agritourism

Expanding Tourism Revenue through Agritourism

With more than 80 percent of Native farmers reporting farming/ranching as their primary occupation, an increasing number of them are looking to diversify their product offerings.

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.

Building a Regional Tribal Tourism Alliance
Speakers
: Sherry L. Rupert, AIANTA; Geri Hongeva, Arizona American Indian Tourism Association; Jason Morsette, North Dakota Tourism Alliance

Surviving the Active Shooter
Speaker: Regis Pino, Amerind Risk

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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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