AIANTA Press Releases

As the only national organization dedicated to advancing Indian Country tourism across the United States, AIANTA believes in the power of tribal storytelling through tourism.

For all media inquiries, contact Monica Poling, AIANTA’s Marketing & Public Relations Manager at 505.724/3578 or mpoling@aianta.org.


Recent Releases

 

What’s New in Indian Country Tourism

What’s New in Indian Country Tourism (Summer 2021)Parks & Public Lands  ||  Cultural Centers & Museums  || Destinations, Tribes & Tribal Culture  || Tours, Cruises & Attractions ||  Hotels, Resorts & Other AccommodationsCultural Centers &...

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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...

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AITC Registration Open

Registration Now Open for 23rd Annual American Indian Tourism ConferenceAITC, scheduled for October 25-28 at the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, is organized by the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association and will be held at the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.FOR...

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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...

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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...

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AIANTA Announces New Visitor Outreach Department

AIANTA Announces New Visitor Outreach DepartmentFormer Visit Albuquerque employee Maureen Chavez heads the new department which is charged with expanding awareness of indigenous destinations and experiences. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (April 13,...

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AIANTA Announces New Partnership with Leave No Trace

AIANTA Announces New Partnership with Leave No TraceFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (April 15, 2021) - The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics have announced a new partnership that...

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AIANTA Introduces New Tribal Relations & Outreach Department

AIANTA Introduces New Tribal Relations & Outreach DepartmentLong-term AIANTA employee Gail Chehak will head the new department which is charged with identifying and cultivating strategic organizational partnerships.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO...

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AIANTA Launches Tourism Sentiment Survey

AIANTA Launches Tourism Sentiment SurveyThe survey will measure Indian Country’s confidence in the growth of visitor industry for the coming year.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (February 12, 2021) – The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association...

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AIANTA CEO to Curate GoUSA TV’s ‘Native Voices’ Playlist

AIANTA CEO to Curate GoUSA TV’s “Native Voices” PlaylistAIANTA CEO Sherry L. Rupert will curate the “Native Voices” playlist at GoUSA TV, the streaming entertainment platform operated by BrandUSA, the nation’s travel marketing organization.AIANTA CEO, Sherry L....

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AIANTA Recognizes Best of the Best in Indian Country Tourism

AIANTA Recognizes Best of the Best in Indian Country TourismCherokee Nation, Arizona Indian Festival, Linda Taylor (Cherokee Nation) and Bonnie Sprague (Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe) take top honors at AIANTA’s Enough Good People Industry Awards.AIANTA Board...

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AIANTA Announces Additions to Board of Directors

AIANTA Announces Additions to Board of DirectorsMary Goddard, Linda Cooley Join AIANTA’s Board of DirectorsALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (September 23, 2020) — The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board...

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AIANTA To Waive All Tourism Conference Registration Fees

AIANTA To Waive All Tourism Conference Registration FeesThe 22nd Annual American Indian Tourism Conference is now providing free registration to all interested tourism industry professionals.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (August 21, 2020) – The...

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Contact Us

As the only national organization dedicated to advancing Indian Country tourism across the United States, AIANTA believes in the power of tribal storytelling through tourism.

For all media inquiries, contact Monica Poling, AIANTA’s Public Relations and Media Manager at 505-724-3578 or mpoling@aianta.org.

Downloads:

  • About AIANTA (our Storybook)
  • Discover Native America (magazine)
  • Press Release: Who is AIANTA
  • Press Release: American Indian Tourism Conference
  • AIANTA FAQ
  • AIANTA logo
  • travel (download to include region descriptions and one-pager)
  • Photos (regional photos from NativeAmerica.travel media kit and other AIANTA photos)
  • For more news, click here.

Enough Good People Industry Awards

Press Releases

As the only national organization dedicated to advancing Indian Country tourism across the United States, AIANTA believes in the power of tribal storytelling through tourism.

For all media inquiries, contact Monica Poling, AIANTA’s Public Relations and Media Manager at 505-724-3578 or mpoling@aianta.org.

 

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...

AITC Registration Open

Registration Now Open for 23rd Annual American Indian Tourism ConferenceAITC, scheduled for October 25-28 at the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, is organized by the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association and will be held at the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.FOR...

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, 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...

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.

Contact Us

As the only national organization dedicated to advancing Indian Country tourism across the United States, AIANTA believes in the power of tribal storytelling through tourism.

For all media inquiries, contact Monica Poling, AIANTA’s Public Relations and Media Manager at 505-724-3578 or mpoling@aianta.org.

Downloads:

  • About AIANTA (our Storybook)
  • Discover Native America (magazine)
  • Press Release: Who is AIANTA
  • Press Release: American Indian Tourism Conference
  • AIANTA FAQ
  • AIANTA logo
  • travel (download to include region descriptions and one-pager)
  • Photos (regional photos from NativeAmerica.travel media kit and other AIANTA photos)
  • For more news, click here.

Enough Good People Industry Awards

Press Releases

As the only national organization dedicated to advancing Indian Country tourism across the United States, AIANTA believes in the power of tribal storytelling through tourism.

For all media inquiries, contact Monica Poling, AIANTA’s Public Relations and Media Manager at 505-724-3578 or mpoling@aianta.org.

 

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...

AITC Registration Open

Registration Now Open for 23rd Annual American Indian Tourism ConferenceAITC, scheduled for October 25-28 at the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, is organized by the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association and will be held at the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.FOR...

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, 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...

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.

Contact Us

As the only national organization dedicated to advancing Indian Country tourism across the United States, AIANTA believes in the power of tribal storytelling through tourism.

For all media inquiries, contact Monica Poling, AIANTA’s Public Relations and Media Manager at 505-724-3578 or mpoling@aianta.org.

Downloads:

  • About AIANTA (our Storybook)
  • Discover Native America (magazine)
  • Press Release: Who is AIANTA
  • Press Release: American Indian Tourism Conference
  • AIANTA FAQ
  • AIANTA logo
  • travel (download to include region descriptions and one-pager)
  • Photos (regional photos from NativeAmerica.travel media kit and other AIANTA photos)
  • For more news, click here.

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Native American Agriculture Fund

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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Membership

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

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