Mark Your Calendars for the 20th Annual AITC

The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is thrilled to announce the 20th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 17-20, 2018

Join us as we celebrate the growth and impact of tribal tourism over the last 20 years and dive into the tourism industry in Indian Country: then and now. We’ll be recognizing those who have contributed to the impact and growth of Indian Country tourism; and celebrating and expanding our knowledge base about the tourism industry and how it has contributed to the perpetuation of individual tribal cultures and the economic growth in communities across the country.


The only national conference on tourism in Indian Country helps to give tribes the tools and knowledge they need to develop outstanding destinations that benefit their communities in a multitude of ways.

In AIANTA’s extensive support of tribal tourism, the end goal is to make Native communities stronger. With the NATIVE Act designated as law and a rapidly changing political climate, now is a critical time to participate in the national discussion within the industry to ensure we build on the movement for tribal inclusion in the cultural and economic benefits of investing in cultural tourism development.
At the annual AITC, this year hosted by the Pueblo of Isleta in New Mexico, top tourism professionals from around the U.S. and Indian Country will be discussing the impact of tourism – in regards to cultural perpetuation, economic sustainability and developing the crucial infrastructure to support tourism and community development.

Whether you are just getting started in the tourism industry or are ready to market your product globally, AITC will provide an in-depth understanding of the framework to develop, enhance and expand tribal tourism. When you attend AITC, you gain invaluable access to industry leaders and decision makers, learn about new and emerging trends and get advice and insight from experts who can help you to grow your revenue and sales.

At AITC, you’ll connect and network with industry peers to share, compare and discuss best practices, obstacles and opportunities in line with your own, and most importantly, gain influence in one of the most impactful industries in the country and the world – tourism!

AIANTA needs partners like you! There are additional ways in which you can become involved with AIANTA and our 20th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference. We offer sponsorship opportunities and actively encourage and support business promotion through tradeshow booths. AITC is proud to provide exhibit tables for local, regional and national businesses and artisans to exhibit and market their work.

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Attend the conference, register online today!

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Become an exhibitor

Donate to the silent auction or scholarship fund

A Warm Thank You to Our Partners

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Native American Agriculture Fund

Bureau of Land Management

National Park Service

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

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Education & Training

Technical assistance and training is the heartbeat of our work at AIANTA. We provide general and tailored technical assistance, training and education in a variety of ways.

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International Outreach

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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Through AIANTA membership, tribes, the tourism industry and other partners form a dynamic network of shared experiences, resources and support.

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