AIANTA Updates

AIANTA Recognizes the Best of Indian Country Tourism

AIANTA Recognizes the Best of Indian Country Tourism

Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, Nez Perce Tourism, Leilah Young of Dixie’s Antelope Canyon Tours and Dawn Melvin from Arizona Office of Tourism are honored at the 2021 Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards 

O me’a”kwa: Reimagine, Re-emerge, Reunite

O me'a"kwa: Reimagine, Re-emerge, Reunite I am very excited to remind you that we are just 10 days away from the opening of our 23rd Annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC), which begins on October 25 in Fort McDowell, Arizona. It is so hard to believe it has...

AIANTA Board Slate Announced

AIANTA Announces Board SlateThe Board Nominating Committee has selected the following Board Slate for this year’s elections:  ​Oklahoma – Travis OwensMr. Owens brings more than 15 years of experience in the cultural tourism industry. His experience is unique in...

Five Ways to Make the Most of Your AITC Experience

Five Ways to Make the Most of Your AITC Experience

​As the tourism industry slowly returns to “normal,” hospitality providers are asking, “what’s next.” There is no master roadmap for recovery, especially when it comes to indigenous tourism providers. 

Attending this year’s American Indian Tourism Conference might be the best way to move forward with your own programming.. The connections you make, especially with people who are facing the same hurdles as you, could provide the very answers you are looking for. 

O me’a”kwa: AITC Is Around the Corner

O me’a”kwa: AITC Is Around the Corner

It’s hard to believe we’re just one month away from our 23rd Annual American Indian Tourism Conference, which begins on October 25, in Fort McDowell (Arizona).

This year has been such a whirlwind with so many changes, so I’m excited for the chance to catch up with you all in Arizona.

I know every community is at a different level of readiness when it comes to fully re-implementing cultural heritage programming, so although tourism can be a path to economic recovery, it can’t come at the expense of our health, our safety and our peace of mind.

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

AIANTA and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics will be working with tribal communities to develop an education messaging project to increase awareness of tribal lands.

AITC COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

AITC COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

AITC COVID-19 Mitigation PlanDear Members, Partners and Friends As the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant continues to make headlines, an increasing number of potential attendees at our 23rd Annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) have been asking the same...

AIANTA Applauds Senate Passage of Infrastructure Bill

AIANTA Applauds Senate Passage of Infrastructure Bill​Legislation calls for $550 billion in upgrades to airports, roads, bridges, ports and other infrastructure widely required by a healthy visitor industry.ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (August 12, 2021) —​ The American...

Final Days of Summer

Final Days of Summer

O me’a”kwa: Final Days of Summer(I’m going to travel over there, Northern Paiute)Ha muh (How are you?) Dear Members, Partners and Friends, I hope this newsletter finds you healthy, happy and enjoying the final days of summer. If you haven’t been paying attention, 2021...

Request for Proposal: Call for Albuquerque Area Hotel

AIANTA Seeks Albuquerque Area Hotel for Go International 2022The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is seeking proposals from qualified Native American and non-native venues in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area to accommodate AIANTA’s two-day Go...

Testing the Waters

Testing the Waters

I hope this newsletter finds you all healthy, happy and (hopefully) planning some much-needed summer travels.

It’s been a year since I first started talking about “cautious optimism” with respect to the visitor industry starting to re-open to travelers. Now, a year later, travel still hasn’t returned to its pre-pandemic levels.

Lewis & Clark Outreach Program

Lewis & Clark Outreach Program

In partnership with the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail, AIANTA hosted two workshops showcasing how tribes can grow their cultural tourism efforts.

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

Native American Agriculture Fund

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

Bureau of Land Management

National Endowment of the Arts

National Park Service

United States Forest Service