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 Affairs Tribal 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
The U.S. Forest Service and American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association Select Recipients for FY 23 NATIVE Act Grants Six recipients across the U.S. will receive funding for tourism infrastructure and capacity building in Native American communities ALBUQUERQUE,...
AIANTA/ASU Sustainable Tourism Partnership: Information Session on Sustainable Tourism for Native Nations and Communities, Certificate ProgramWebinar: AIANTA/ASU Sustainable Tourism Partnership January 23, 2024; 10:00 A.M. (MT) In partnership with Arizona State...
Journey to Success: Navigating Indigenous Tourism Excellence through Self-AssessmentJourney to Success: Navigating Indigenous Tourism Excellence through Self-Assessment January 16, 2024; 10 a.m. (Mountain) Designed for Indigenous tourism operators and leaders, the...
Welcome to the 2023 American Indian Tourism ConferenceWe Are Still HereAITC Program.pdf25th Annual American Indigenous Tourism ConferenceOctober 2-5, 2023 Choctaw Casino & Resort - Durant4216 US-69Durant, Oklahoma 74701Choctaw Nation of OklahomaIt's an exciting...
Introduction to Working With Mt. Rainier ConcessionsIntroduction to Working With Mt. Rainier Concessions January 30, 2024; 10 a.m. (Mountain) The National Park Service works with concessioners to offer goods and services to park visitors. The concessionaires operate...
FY 2024 OIED/AIANTA NATIVE Act Tourism Capacity Building Grants Request for Proposals (RFP) DEADLINE EXTENDED NOW DUE JANUARY 16, 2024 Company NameAmerican Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association, Inc. (AIANTA) Address6000 Uptown Blvd. NE Ste. 150Albuquerque, NM...
Kicking off National Native American Heritage Month in November, the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA), the only national organization dedicated to advancing cultural heritage tourism in Native Nations and communities across the United States,...
American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association Partners with International Inbound Travel Association to Grow International Visitation to Native Nations’ Destinations and Properties
American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association Partners with International Inbound Travel Association to Grow International Visitation to Native Nations’ Destinations and PropertiesFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Indian Alaska Native Tourism...
The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association Selects Awardees for Annual Excellence in Tourism Awards
The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association Celebrates 25 Years as the Leader in Cultural Heritage Tourism and Announces Historic Name Change of National Conference at 25th Annual EventFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism...
The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association Celebrates 25 Years as the Leader in Cultural Heritage Tourism and Announces Historic Name Change of National Conference at 25th Annual Event
Today, the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA), the only national organization dedicated to advancing cultural heritage tourism in Native Nations and communities across the United States, announced that its signature American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) will become the American Indigenous Tourism Conference to reflect inclusivity of all U.S. Native Nations and communities beyond tribes, as Indigenous tourism continues to preserve generations of cultural heritage storytelling. The news was delivered in a keynote address by AIANTA CEO Sherry L. Rupert as the national nonprofit kicked off its 25th anniversary at the Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Okla. on the tribal homelands of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
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