AIANTA Updates

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.

On the Road Again

On the Road Again

As you read this newsletter, I’m enjoying my first business travel in 15 months. For this trip, I’m traveling with Bruce Rettig, AIANTA’s Tribal Content Developer and Lorraine Gala Lewis, AIANTA’s Data & Outreach Specialist, and will also be joined, virtually, by Dan Wiley, the Senior Manager, Integrated Resources Stewardship of the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. We’re meeting with tribes and Native-owned hospitality businesses located along the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail in Idaho and Montana.

German Travelers Ready to Return to the U.S.

German Travelers Ready to Return to the U.S.

Nearly mid-way through 2021 it seems that the historically epochal events of 2020 are finally coming to an end. Millions (approximately 408) have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the virus that nearly ground global tourism to a halt in 2020.

Call for Graphic Designer–Annual Report

Call for Graphic Designer–Annual Report

The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association is seeking a graphic designer to design an original, 8-page AIANTA Annual Report, which will showcase AIANTA’s successful programming for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.

A Time for Recovery

A Time for Recovery

O me'a"kwa: A Time for Recovery(I'm going to travel over there, Northern Paiute)Ha muh (how are you?), I hope this newsletter finds you healthy, happy and eagerly planning for the future. I’m thrilled by a recent report from the CDC that nearly one third of the...

How to Leave No Trace When Visiting Indigenous Lands

How to Leave No Trace When Visiting Indigenous Lands

How to Leave No Trace When Visiting Indigenous LandsMonument Valley Tribal ParkPhoto Credit: National Park ServiceLocated in the Navajo Nation on the border of Arizona and Utah, Monument Valley Tribal Park, boasting sandstone masterpieces framed by the clouds, is one...

Artisans & Tourism

Artisans & Tourism

Artisans & TourismWritten by: Jacqueline Robledo, Content & Social Media Coordinator, AIANTAThere are many different motivations for travelers when choosing their next vacation destination. Some travel for food, some culture or landscape and some for art. ...

Rupert to Testify at Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Rupert to Testify at Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

AIANTA CEO Sherry L. Report to Testify on Economic Importance of Tribal Tourism at Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight HearingRupert, who heads the national association dedicated to advancing tourism in tribal communities, will submit testimony on the vital...

Voices Along the Lewis & Clark Trail

Voices Along the Lewis & Clark Trail

More than 200 years ago, Captain Merriweather Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark set out on a three-year journey to map the western portion of the United States and to expand trade with Indian tribes along the route.

Indian Country Anticipates Increase in Tourism for 2021

Indian Country Anticipates Increase in Tourism for 2021

Indian Country Tourism Anticipates Tourism Increase for 2021Nearly 70% of respondents believe tourism to Indian Country will increase somewhat or greatly in the coming year, according to AIANTA’s State of Indian Country Tourism survey.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...

AIANTA to Develop Travel Guide Along Anza Trail

AIANTA to Develop Travel Guide Along Anza Trail

AIANTA to Develop Travel Guide, Indigenous Place Names Map Chronicling Tribal Stories Along the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic TrailIn an agreement with the National Park Service, AIANTA is developing a travel guide and Indigenous place names map of the...

The Comeback Trail

The Comeback Trail

“Before the pandemic, indigenous tourism in North America was an economic engine that helped tribes share and preserve cultures. Stakeholders say it’s more important than ever that tourism picks up where it left off.”

AIANTA Announces New Partnership with Leave No Trace

AIANTA Announces New Partnership with Leave No Trace

The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics have announced a new partnership that will promote a consistent, nationwide message of sustainable tourism throughout indigenous communities across the United States.

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