Enough Good People Industry Awards
As the only organization dedicated to advancing tribal tourism across the United States, the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) recognizes the best of Indian Country travel and tourism at its Enough Good People Industry Awards ceremony, held every year during the American Indian Tourism Conference.
This year will be no different, except that the awards will be presented in a virtual setting.
“Through all the fits and starts, challenges and triumphs, we never doubted that good things would happen because there were, in every situation, enough good people to push or pull or argue us through to the next step.”
–Louis Adams, Salish
AIANTA Industry Awards
On Wednesday, September 18, 2020, AIANTA will recognize tribal tourism enterprises and individuals in three categories:
- Destination of the Year
- Best Cultural Heritage Experience, and
- Excellence in Customer Service.
In addition to the Industry Awards, AIANTA, led by an expert panel of tourism industry professionals, also awards the Industry Professional Award to individuals who have made a significant impact on tribal tourism and/or who have helped AIANTA achieve its mission.
The Best of Indian Country Tourism
These awardees represent tourism entities that foster a greater understanding and appreciation of authentic culture, history, heritage and/or the arts.
Winners of these prestigious awards showcase the best of Indian Country travel and tourism, and are selected by a panel of judges, all experts in the tourism industry.
Any AIANTA member in good standing can be nominated for an award. If the nominee is a non-member, the organization submitting the nomination may sponsor the nominee’s membership.