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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.

Photos of 2019 AITC

Photos of 2019 AITC

American Indian Tourism Conference delegates shared so many great photos on social media, and we’re proud to re-share a few of them here.

AITC 2019 Speakers

AITC 2019 Speakers

AITC brings together dozens of nationally and internationally recognized expert speakers, who provide insights from the tourism industry and Indian Country.

This is How We Gather

This is How We Gather

AIANTA queried our tribal partners and other language experts and asked how they say “gathering” in their Native languages.

Native Art Show at AITC

Native Art Show at AITC

Artisans at the AITC Native Art Show include award-winning craftspeople, many of which are featured in the nation’s top galleries and museums.

Words of Welcome

Words of Welcome

Our tribal partners, cultural heritage scholars and other language experts share how they say “Hello” or “Welcome” in their Native languages.

Director’s Corner: Coming to a Community Near You

Director’s Corner: Coming to a Community Near You

While many people around the country welcome summer as a time for barbecues, get-togethers and family vacations, at AIANTA, summer is the time when we gear up for our American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC), held every September in alternating tribal destinations around the U.S.

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

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