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We are thrilled to announce that our 2020 American Indian Tourism Conference will be a virtual forum.
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...
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...
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...
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...
See if your business is eligible to apply for COVID 19 Disaster Relief Loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA).
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.
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.
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...
The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) has partnered with the National Park Service (NPS) to find and share the stories of Native American Tribes that intersect with the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.
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.
During my first seven months at AIANTA, I’ve had the chance to meet with industry stakeholders around the world.
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.
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\.
The holiday season is a time to reflect on what we’ve been grateful for over the past year. For me, there were nearly too many moments to count.
A brief history and overview of Public Law 114-221, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act. (October 15, 2019)
AIANTA requests proposals for the 2021, 2022 and 2023 American Indian Tourism Conference.
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.
While this year’s American Indian Tourism Conference did not have a formal theme, it quickly became obvious that this year’s focus was the “power of storytelling.”
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.
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