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.


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AIANTA Releases Two New Cultural Heritage Tourism Planners

AIANTA Releases Two New Educational Cultural Heritage Tourism Planners​The new Cultural Heritage Tourism: a planner for indigenous tourism professionals offers tips and advice and showcases successes in indigenous tourism planning and the Travel Trade Manual, designed...

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AIANTA Announces New Members to its Board of Directors

AIANTA Announces New Members to its Board of DirectorsBrian Wadsworth, Kate Anderson, Judi gaiashkibos and Darian Morsette join the AIANTA Board of Directors, which recently underwent a redistricting of its national map to expand national inclusion.ALBUQUERQUE, NEW...

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AIANTA Recognizes the Best of Indian Country Tourism

​AIANTA Recognizes the Best of Indian Country Tourism Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, Nez Perce Tourism, Leilah Young of Dixie’s Antelope Canyon Tours and Dawn Melvin from Arizona Office of Tourism are honored at the 2021 Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards FOR...

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Hawai‘i Tourism Industry to Spread the Aloha During AITC

Hawai‘i Tourism Industry to Spread the Aloha During American Indian Tourism ConferenceKānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) speakers include Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority President & CEO John De Fries, Kainoa Daines of the HVCB and Daniel Nāhoʻopiʻi of SMS Research.FOR...

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We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort to Unveil New Dining Studio

We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort to Unveil New Dining Studio on October 13Its first two all-you-can-eat food stations will offer authentic, delicious Asian and Mexican cuisine  The latest addition to the casino’s comprehensive fine- and casual dining options, the new...

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AIANTA Board Slate Announced

AIANTA Announces Board SlateThe Board Nominating Committee has selected the following Board Slate for this year’s elections:  ​Oklahoma – Travis OwensMr. Owens brings more than 15 years of experience in the cultural tourism industry. His experience is unique in...

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AIANTA Seeks New Members for Board of Directors

AIANTA Seeks New Members for Board of DirectorsDue to regular term expirations and an internal redistribution of AIANTA’s regions, the association is looking to fill nine vacant leadership positions. AIANTA’s Nominating Committee is leading the recruitment, with Mary...

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AIANTA Applauds Senate Passage of Infrastructure Bill

AIANTA Applauds Senate Passage of Infrastructure Bill​Legislation calls for $550 billion in upgrades to airports, roads, bridges, ports and other infrastructure widely required by a healthy visitor industry.ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (August 12, 2021) —​ The American...

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What’s New in Indian Country Tourism

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

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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.

 

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  • 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)
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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.

 

AIANTA Releases Two New Cultural Heritage Tourism Planners

​The new Cultural Heritage Tourism: a planner for indigenous tourism professionals offers tips and advice and showcases successes in indigenous tourism planning and the Travel Trade Manual, designed to help indigenous tourism professionals navigate the travel trade network.

AIANTA Recognizes the Best of Indian Country Tourism

Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, Nez Perce Tourism, Leilah Young of Dixie’s Antelope Canyon Tours and Dawn Melvin from Arizona Office of Tourism are honored at the 2021 Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards 

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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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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