About Membership

AIANTA Fuels a Native Tourism Movement

From coast to coast and beyond, AIANTA’s members are keeping visitors in the U.S. longer: making a difference in local economies, and educating the world on tribal diversity and strength.

Our impact is growing: in the economy, in politics, in society. We are providing more opportunities to our members than ever before. We are a movement.

Native-led and motivated by the success of tribal communities, AIANTA is unparalleled in its commitment to helping tribes build bright economic futures while sustaining and strengthening their cultural legacies.

Reap the benefits of belonging to the only national organization dedicated to advancing tourism in Native communities:

  • Members are leaders in the travel, tourism and recreation industry who elect the AIANTA leadership and provide guidance for AIANTA’s programs and direction
  • Enjoy reduced registration rates for the American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC), Go International two-day training, the Cultural Heritage Certificate Program presented in partnership with George Washington University and other training and events AIANTA offers and hosts throughout the year
  • Receive notices of funding, training, scholarships and promotional opportunities from the federal government, industry, nonprofits and foundations
  • Stay up-to-date with tribal tourism news, opportunities and issues through AIANTA’s blog and monthly and quarterly e- newsletters
  • Promote your services, programs and events in AIANTA’s newsletters and social media channels
  • Be featured in member profiles in monthly and quarterly e-newsletters and on our social media channels
  • Tribal and Business members are included in AIANTA’s online membership directory
  • Participate in ground-breaking projects, programs and technical assistance opportunities such as American Indians and Route 66, the Grand Canyon National Park Desert View project and other public land tourism opportunities
  • Enjoy opportunities to participate in domestic and international travel tradeshows, such as ITB Berlin, Showcase USA-Italy and WTM London
  • Gain recognition as a leader in the travel, tourism and recreation industry
  • Elect AIANTA leadership to provide guidance for AIANTA’s programs and direction
  • Support advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C. for increased tribal tourism infrastructure and program funding
  • Get involved in AIANTA and serve on one of AIANTA’s committees
  • Qualify to be nominated for AIANTA’s annual Cultural Tourism Destination and Enough Good People Awards

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.

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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NativeAmerica.Travel

Start marketing your destination with us today! NativeAmerica.travel is AIANTA’s premier destination website, connecting travelers to unique American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian destinations in the United States.

 

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Partnership Development

AIANTA’s best work is done by connecting with tribal, federal, state and industry leaders.  Through strong relationships with our partners and stakeholders, we are able to move our mission forward.

 

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