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AIANTA In the News

Attention, Travelers: You’re Exploring America Wrong is a destination website that Camille Ferguson, Executive Director of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA), calls “the portal to Indian country.” // RealClear Life; August 9, 2018

Monica Poling Joins AIANTA Staff

Poling, who has a lengthy track record in tourism promotion and media relations, is tasked with managing the organization’s social media and public relations efforts in domestic and international markets. // TravelPulse, eTurbo News, more; August 8, 2018

Native American Travel Association Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The nation’s only association dedicated to promoting tourism across America’s native lands will celebrate its 20th anniversary this September at the annual American Indian Tourism Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. // MSN, Native News Online, more; July 27, 2018

Sitka historical park gets benefit of Native knowledge

“It’s important that the tribal people are able to tell their story on these public lands,” [said Rachel Moreno.] “So much has been written about us, but not with our input. // National Post; July 14, 2018

Media Kit

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


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