Enough Good People Industry Awards

As the only organization dedicated to advancing indigenous 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.

“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

The Best of Indian Country Tourism

Led by a selection panel of expert tourism industry professionals, AIANTA recognizes enterprises and individuals in four categories.

  • Tribal Destination of the Year
  • Best Cultural Heritage Experience, and
  • Excellence in Customer Service.
  • Industry Professional Award

Winners of these prestigious awards have made a significant impact on tribal tourism, have helped AIANTA achieve its mission, foster a greater understanding of and appreciation for authentic culture, history, heritage and/or the arts, and showcase the best of Indian Country travel and tourism.


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.

Stay tuned for nomination deadlines for our 23rd Annual American Indian Tourism Conference.


Building a Regional Tribal Tourism Alliance
: 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


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AIANTA plays a critical role in supporting the National Travel and Tourism Strategy to bring more visitors to the United States, especially in our participation at trade shows internationally and domestically, to promote tourism in Indian Country.

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