Partnership Development

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

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

AIANTA welcomes new partnerships to expand our impact and increase collaboration throughout Indian Country and the tourism industry.

If you are interested in joining AIANTA as a strategic partner, contact Hannah Peterson, AIANTA’s Development Director at hpeterson@aianta.org or 505.361.2168.

Information Session & Indigenous Marketing Spotlight: GW & AIANTA Professional Certificate in Cultural Heritage Tourism

Information Session & Indigenous Marketing Spotlight: GW & AIANTA Professional Certificate in Cultural Heritage Tourism

Tuesday, December 14; 10 a.m. MST

Join us for a 30-minute information session on the Professional Certificate in Cultural Heritage Tourism offered by the George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies (GW) in partnership with AIANTA. This 7-week online program provides tourism entrepreneurs and community leaders with the tools to identify and develop tourism assets.

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2021 in Review

2021 in Review: A Snapshot of AIANTA’s Year2021 was an incredibly productive year for AIANTA. Join us in celebrating some of our top accomplishments and memorable moments for the past year.American Indian Tourism ConferenceAIANTA CEO Sherry L. Rupert, Board Members...

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Register for Showcase USA – Italy

Join AIANTA and indigenous tourism enterprises from around the country in a shared booth at Showcase USA - Italy Back to main Showcase USA -Italy page Please wait while registration form loads... More Information For more information, contact Maureen Chavez, Visitor...

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Register for Go West Summit

Join AIANTA and indigenous tourism enterprises from around the country in a shared booth at Go West Summit.  Back to main Go West Summit page Please wait while registration form loads... More Information For more information, contact Maureen Chavez, Visitor Outreach...

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Now Hiring: Temporary Data Entry Clerk

Now Hiring: Temporary Data Entry Clerk

  Now Hiring: AIANTA is Seeking a Temporary Data Entry ClerkThe American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association, Inc. (AIANTA) is seeking a well-organized Data Entry Clerk the entry of clear and concise data into one or more platforms so that it is easily...

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Join AIANTA for Showcase Italy

Discover Native America at Showcase USA - ItalyShowcase USA - ItalyMarch 5 - 8, 2022Cernobbio on Lake Como (Northern Italy)  Showcase USA-Italy is the only marketing event exclusively dedicated to promote Italian tourism to the United States. A joint project of...

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Go West Summit

Discover Native America at Go West SummitGo West Summit February 14 - 18, 2022Reno, Nevada Partner Cost: $2,595 Go West Summit is dedicated to presenting an event that focuses on connecting suppliers with buyers and media from around the planet. Go West Summit...

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A Q&A About the Anza Trail Map with Margaret Pearce

A Q&A About the Anza Trail Map with Margaret Pearce

A Q&A About the Anza Trail Map with Margaret PearceWhat kind of map are you making for the Anza Trail guide? The guide will feature three 11x17 maps for the three regions of the trail: Arizona, Southern California and Northern California. Each map will include...

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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

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Native American Agriculture Fund

Bureau of Land Management

National Park Service

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

NativeAmerica.Travel

NativeAmerica.travel is AIANTA’s premier destination website, connecting travelers to unique American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian destinations in the United States. Start marketing your destination with us today!

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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.

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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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Membership

Through AIANTA membership, tribes, the tourism industry and other partners form a dynamic network of shared experiences, resources and support.

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