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ALBUQUEQUE The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association, AIANTA, has announced a three day extension of the 15th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference pre-registration discount period. The conference, "Tourism: The Economic Engine for Indian Country" will be hosted by the Cherokee Nation at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, September 22-26.
“We are so excited for our 15th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference and want everyone to have the opportunity to experience this outstanding lineup of professionals,”
said Camille Ferguson, AIANTA Executive Director.
The American Indian Tourism Conference is designed to share knowledge, experience and best practices from both tribal and non-tribal tourism programs around the United States.
In this year's sessions, you'll learn more about tour packaging, attracting tour operators, creating itineraries, positioning your Tribe for the international tour market, tourism assessment and inventory development, new technologies and strategies for marketing and media and protecting intellectual and cultural property, and many more vital subjects. Last week, came the announcement of a powerful lineup of over thirty-five speakers sharing the latest on advancing tourism for tribes and non-tribal cultural tourism.
AIANTA Executive Director Camille Ferguson
“A big thank you to Jet Blue Airlines for their generous contribution of the two tickets for our conference.”
Camille Ferguson added.
The conference will feature mobile workshops, networking events and your chance to keep up to date on the advancing global travel & tourism industry and it’s potential impact on Indian country.
American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association serves as the liaison between Indian country, governmental and private entities for the development, growth, and sustenance of Indian country tourism. By developing and implementing programs and providing economic development opportunities, AIANTA helps tribes build for their future while sustaining and strengthening their cultural legacy.
AIANTA's mission is to define, introduce, grow and sustain American Indian and Alaska Native tourism that honors and preserves tribal traditions and values. The purpose of AIANTA is to provide our constituents with the voice and tools needed to advance tourism while helping tribes, tribal organizations and tribal members create infrastructure and capacity through technical assistance, training and educational resources.
The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association is a 501c 3 national nonprofit association of Native American tribes and tribal businesses that was incorporated in 2002 to advance Indian Country tourism. The association is made up of member tribes from six regions: Alaska, Eastern, Midwest, Pacific, Plains and the Southwest.
posted August 26, 2013 1:57 pm edt