Partners and Supporters

With a multitude of allied agencies and organizations, including the U.S. Travel Association, Southeast Tourism Society and National Tour Association, we make sure that tribes have more opportunities to share their stories, attend conferences and build their own mutually beneficial relationships within the tourism industry. We are thankful for our partners, especially the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which has supported us since our founding.

Our Valued Partners

Federal

  • U.S. Department of Interior
    – Bureau of Indian AffairsTribal Technical Assistance Programs
    – National Park Service
    – Bureau of Land Management
    – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    – U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Travel and Tourism Industries
  • U.S. Small Business Administration

State

Member Partners:

  • Arizona Office of Tourism
  • Colorado Tourism Office
  • Hawaii Tourism Authority
  • Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development
  • Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department
  • South Dakota Department of Tourism
  • Wyoming Office of Tourism

Tribal

 

  • National Congress of American Indians (MOU)
  • National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
  • Native American Rights Fund (MOU)
  • National Indian Gaming Association (MOU)
  • American Recreation Coalition
  • American Association of Parks and Recreation
  • American Indian Law Center
  • Native American Tourism of Wisconsin
  • Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes

Industry

  • U.S. Travel Association
  • National Tour Association (MOU)
  • National Geographic Society Sustainable Destinations
  • George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies
  • International Tourism Marketing
  • Western States Tourism Policy Council (MOU)
  • Kilpatrick Stockton and Townsend (LOI)
  • Powers Pyles, Sutter and Verville PC (LOI)
  • Hobbs Straus Dean and Walker LLP (LOI)
  • Akerman, LLP
Southeast Tourism Society

Southeast Tourism Society

“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

The National Park Service

“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

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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