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The number of travelers visiting Native American sites in the U.S. is trending upward, with records set in each of the past three years. Indian Country is welcoming these travelers to its historic sites, cultural events, arts and crafts shops, outdoor adventures and much more with open arms.

With the launch of NativeAmerica.Travel in September 2015, visiting American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian destinations is now more accessible than ever. Developed by the American Indian and Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA), NativeAmerica.Travel is the first destination website to promote Indian Country tourism to the world.

Please take a moment to review the enclosed media kit that includes information about NativeAmerica.Travel destinations and frequently asked questions. For more information, contact AIANTA's Public Relations and Media Specialist, Rachel Cromer (rcromer@aianta.org).

If you'd like to feature content from nativeamerica.travel in your publication, blog or website, please email us at rcromer@aianta.org

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The Value of the UK Market to Indian Country

By Ron Erdmann, Department of Commerce, National Travel and Tourism Office As a market for Indian Country, the United Kingdom was the second largest market generating visitors interested in Na...

AITC Keynote Speakers You Don’t Want to Miss!

AIANTA is excited to announce Fawn R. Sharp, Brian Cladoosby and Ernie Stevens, Jr. as keynote speakers at the 2017 Annual American Indian Tourism Conference – the only national conference on tour...

Welcome New Members: June 2017

We encourage you to take a moment and read a little about each of our new AIANTA members. If you’re interested in becoming a member or would like to learn more about membership, contact Gail Ch...

Making It Simple for Travelers to Book Indian Country

AIANTA recently launched booking capability through NativeAmerica.travel, the first destination website representing Indian Country tourism.  With the support of our trusted partner, FareHarbor, t...

AIANTA’s Leadership: Working Around the Nation for Indian Country Tourism

In September of 2016, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act was signed into law, requiring  numerous federal departments and agencies to include Indian tribes, ...

An Introduction to Agritourism: A Power Tool for Storytelling and Revenue Generation

By Dan Moore, AIANTA's Tribal Agritourism Consultant  “With the cattle, we gained the ability to serve the best quality beef available anywhere at any price. [W]e spared no expense in setting u...

AIANTA Hosts Italian Press Fam Tour Throughout the Southwest

  AIANTA, along with a multitude of tribal partners throughout the southwest, and support from U.S. Commercial Service Italy and Brand USA, recently hosted a 5-day familiarization tour around Ariz...

IPW 2017: The Highlights

IPW 2017, the travel industry’s premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the USA, was attended by more than 6,000 delegates from 73 countries who conducted 100,000 ...

Bringing Italy to Indian Country

AIANTA and Brand USA are Bringing Five Italian Journalists to Arizona and New Mexico for a New, Native Focused Familiarization Trip AIANTA, in partnership with a multitude of tribal partners, B...

Nominate Your Favorite Tribal Destination for AIANTA’s Annual Awards Today

When we travel, there are certain people we meet, destinations we visit and experiences we have that change our entire outlook on travel, evoke feelings of awe and make us want to go back again, a...

The Faces of Travel in Indian Country: Celebrating Travel and Tourism Week

With our consistent focus on tourism in Indian Country, we here at AIANTA know the positive impacts of travel and tourism on economies –large and small throughout the country. But, with all of the...

Desert View Interpretive Project Sparks Inspiration

AIANTA, Blackfeet Nation and State of Montana recently came together in historic tribal tourism meetings at Grand Canyon National Park.  AIANTA Public Lands Partnerships Program Manager Aimee A...

Tourism Development Around the World: AIANTA Talks Conservation with Brazil

AIANTA Executive Director Camille Ferguson recently had the opportunity to participate in the Partnership for Conservation of the Amazon via the IV Amazon Protected Area Tourism Seminar, April 18-...

The ITB 2017 Experience

Another successful year at ITB has come and gone for AIANTA and our tribal delegation. Each year, AIANTA has the opportunity to attend the world’s leading travel tradeshow, along with a delegat...

Spring is in Full Bloom across Indian Country

Image from www.AlaskaBirding.com   The chill of winter has given way to a flurry of spring activity across native lands.  The change of seasons is a great time to experience the great outdoors...

German Travel’s Impact on Indian Country

Written by Ron Erdmann, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Travel & Tourism Office (NTTO) It’s time to re-energize the tried and true German travel market. Are Indian Country’s unique travel...

Is Your Tribe Ready for Agritourism?

Written by Hannah Peterson, AIANTA Is your tribal community or your farming/ranching operations ready to expand your cultural impact and your economic base? Agritourism development might be ...

Six Days You Can Explore National Parks For Free

Looking for some trip ideas for 2017? The U.S. National Park Service has announced its free admission days for 2017, and there are still six days left in the year to explore some of the nation’s m...

American Indian Experiences Along Route 66

Millions of road warriors flock to Route 66 each year, attracted to the historic sites, vintage restaurants and motels, and National Parks along the Mother Road.  While pounding this well-trod pav...

Save the Date for AITC 2017 – September 11-14

Mark your calendar for the 19th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference – September 11-14, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin! AITC is an event you don’t...

Job openings in Indian Country Tourism

AIANTA understands the importance of job creation in Indian Country, which is just one of the many reasons we are so committed to growing the tourism industry in Native America. Are you interes...

AIANTA "Goes West" 2017

Have you attended Go West Summit? If you are looking for an event that offers an incredible opportunity to meet with the world’s top international tour operators while also learning about industry...

Skift Highlights Indian Country’s Boom in International Tourism

Skift.com, a global travel industry news outlet and informational platform, recently featured a story focusing on the boom that Indian Country has seen in international visitation. In the story...

Bringing Native America to Travel Exchange ‘17

AIANTA is bringing February to a close at the National Tour Association’s 2017 Travel Exchange. At this year’s event, AIANTA Executive Director Camille Ferguson will be speaking to the national in...

Indian Country Gears Up for European Outreach

As international travel to the U.S. and especially to Indian County continues to grow, AIANTA, along with tribal nations and businesses from across the country, are continuing outreach overseas ne...

Eleven Ways to Say, "I love you" from around Indian Country

Every year on February 14, people from across the U.S. and the world exchange gifts, cards and words of endearment – all in celebration of love. AIANTA took to Facebook, asking our members, fol...

2016 in Review: A Snapshot of AIANTA’s Year

2016 has been an amazing year for the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association and for Indian Country tourism throughout the United States. We’ve pulled together a quick snapshot of some ...

Five Reasons to Visit Indian Country in 2017

In supporting the U.S. Travel Association’s “Project: Time Off,” AIANTA is encouraging you all to take some time off, get out there, and experience something new. With our five reasons to visit In...

AIANTA Brings U.S. Indian Country Tourism to International Aboriginal Tourism Conference

This week, Camille Ferguson presented at the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada’s annual International Aboriginal Tourism Conference (IATC), in Membertou, Nova Scotia. Last year, the impa...

Welcome To Destination Indian Country

Welcome to Destination Indian Country , the blog and newsroom for the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA), the only organization specifically dedicated to advancing Indian Cou...

The Italian Traveler: A Profile of the High-Spending Market

There’s still time to join AIANTA at Showcase USA-Italy – Deadline to register is December 15, 2016 International travel and tourism means big dollars for the U.S., making up the largest serv...

Go International with AIANTA

International travel and tourism means big dollars for the U.S., making up the largest services export industry for the country. Last year, 77.5 million international tourists visited the United S...

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Travel

November is National Native American Heritage Month, and the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) and the National Park Service are encouraging travelers to celebrate American ...

Tourism in Indian Country: an economic success story

By: Ron Erdmann, Deputy Director, Research, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, National Travel & Tourism Office (NTTO) – in partnership with AIANTA AIANTA has alw...

Desert View Watchtower makes Top 100 list of sustainable destinations

Grand Canyon Desert View was recently included in Green Destinations’ Sustainable Destinations Top 100 list. The list celebrates environmentally responsible and sustainable tourism initiatives aro...