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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.
Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort, Alaska Native Heritage Center and Isleta Resort and Casino recognized as the best in Indian Country tourism. // Sept. 20, 2019
AIANTA’s first-ever Tribal Tourism Information Gathering Session seeks public input from tribes and the tribal tourism industry about successful cultural heritage programs and the barriers to fully implementing those initiatives.
AITC brings together dozens of nationally and internationally recognized expert speakers, who provide insights from the tourism industry and Indian Country.
AIANTA will host its first Tribal Tourism Information Gathering Session to hear about the barriers to implementing tribal heritage tourism programs.
According to a report by U.S. Travel, Americans left behind 768 million vacation days last year–a number that is climbing.
AIANTA queried our tribal partners and other language experts and asked how they say “gathering” in their Native languages.
Artisans at the AITC Native Art Show include award-winning craftspeople, many of which are featured in the nation’s top galleries and museums.
Our tribal partners, cultural heritage scholars and other language experts share how they say “Hello” or “Welcome” in their Native languages.
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.