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
2021 AITC Exhibitors AITC exhibitors are located in a highly trafficked conference area, allowing them to connect directly with AITC attendees and share their marketing and promotional materials.106 Group 106 Group is an award-winning firm with a passion for history...
Anza National Historic Trail Outreach ProgramWorking with AIANTA to Promote Tribal Voices along the Anza TrailIn a one-of-a-kind partnership with the National Park Service, AIANTA is chronicling the stories of the tribes located on or near the Anza Trail. Starting...
Tuesday, August 10, 2021; 10 a.m. MDT
In 1988, the Poeh Cultural Center & Museum was established as a “gathering place” and a way to promote pueblo arts and culture. Owned and operated by the Pueblo of Pojoaque, the Poeh Cultural Center is a great example of how tribes have fused cultural arts and tourism into a successful enterprise. The Center’s business module includes a renowned museum, gallery, and gift shop, with an emphasis on art programs and classes that teach and sustain traditional arts.
2021 Reservation Economic SummitThank you for meeting with us at this year's Reservation Economic Summit. Below are some of the documents we referenced during our one-on-one appointments. About AIANTADownload a PDF version of the About NativeAmerica.travel one...
I hope this newsletter finds you all healthy, happy and (hopefully) planning some much-needed summer travels.
It’s been a year since I first started talking about “cautious optimism” with respect to the visitor industry starting to re-open to travelers. Now, a year later, travel still hasn’t returned to its pre-pandemic levels.
As tribes and Native-owned businesses look to jump start their economies, the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is attending the Reservation Economic Summit (RES) at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino to highlight the economic importance of cultural heritage tourism.
Join AIANTA and indigenous tourism enterprises from around the country in a shared booth at IPW, the largest international tourism tradeshow in the United States. Back to main IPW page Please wait while registration form loads... More Information For more information,...
A strategic approach to destination marketing includes bringing together partners under one collaborative umbrella to ensure a wider reach for all stakeholders. How can a tribe work collectively to promote tourism within their state or region?
Tuesday, July 27, 2021; 10 a.m. MDT
Powwows are held across the country, honoring songs, dance, art and culture with many adding races, traditional games and more. More than ever, they are drawing visitors seeking authentic cultural experiences from around the globe.
In partnership with the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail, AIANTA hosted two workshops showcasing how tribes can grow their cultural tourism efforts.
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
A Warm Thank You to Our Partners