We build strategic partnerships, both public and private, to extend the reach of tribes and ensure authentic tribal experiences.
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. Since our founding, we have worked to grow our existing relationships while attracting new partners to support our work.
Through our strategic partnerships, AIANTA works to educate state, federal and industry leaders so they support and facilitate a thriving Indian Country tourism industry. In our work with strategic partners, we help to cut through the noise of global tourism promotion to elevate tribal destinations among travelers, tour operators, travel agents, the media and nationally.
Our Valued Partners
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
2019 in Review: A Snapshot of AIANTA’s YearAs we enter a brand new deade, we can’t help but note that 2019 was an incredibly productive year for the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association. It was also a successful year for tourism throughout Indian Country...
AIANTA made frequent appearances in national and international news during 2019. Here are a few of he top outlets covering Indian Country tourism last year.
During my first seven months at AIANTA, I’ve had the chance to meet with industry stakeholders around the world.
Whether you’re looking to take your first visit to Indian Country next year or your 100th, here are a few ideas to assist you in your travel planning.
I’m excited to have been an invited speaker at the second Re-imagining the Rural West Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico, earlier this month. Be sure to check out the panel discussion on Cultural Heritage and Tourism\.
The holiday season is a time to reflect on what we’ve been grateful for over the past year. For me, there were nearly too many moments to count.
A brief history and overview of Public Law 114-221, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act. (October 15, 2019)
AIANTA requests proposals for the 2021, 2022 and 2023 American Indian Tourism Conference.
More than 300 tribal representatives, Native business owners, tourism professionals and federal partners gathered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the 21st Annual Annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) this September.
While this year’s American Indian Tourism Conference did not have a formal theme, it quickly became obvious that this year’s focus was the “power of storytelling.”
AMERICAN INDIANS AND ROUTE 66
More than half of Historic U.S. Route 66 lies in Indian Country, roughly 1,372 miles. AIANTA, in collaboration with the National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program and Cherokee travel writer Lisa Hicks Snell, has published a tour guide of Route 66, bringing American Indian voices and a new perspective to this iconic highway.
To learn more, visit www.AmericanIndiansAndRoute66.com