AIANTA is the only American Indian participant included in the President's National Travel and Tourism Strategy, introduced in 2012 with a goal of 100 million international visitors a year by 2021.
"We've worked with AIANTA for 8 years, and are thrilled with the support and achievements carried out so far. STS is dedicated to promoting and developing tourism in the Southeast United States, and cultural and tribal inclusion is crucial to the all-around success of our represented states' tourism. We are happy to work with their great team of professionals to raise awareness, build partnerships, and bring tourism issues to the forefront through our work together during the annual Congressional Summit on Travel and Tourism in Washington, DC."
- Bill Hardman, President, Southeast Tourism Society
"The National Park Service has worked with AIANTA at both a national and local level since 2012, and our partnership has helped bridge gaps and build relationships at public lands across the country to begin ensuring cultural and tribal inclusion in our nation's parks. We look forward to developing our partnership even further and can't wait to see what the future of native inclusion at the parks holds in the years to come!"
- Donald Leadbetter, National Tourism Program Manager, National Park Service