Published August 25, 2017
19th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference September 11-14 in Green Bay
GREEN BAY – The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) proudly announces that their 19th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) will be hosted by the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on September 11 – 14, 2017.
The annual AITC provides a high-quality educational forum to tribes, tribal businesses and other attendees to help them with their tourism development and marketing initiatives. As the only national conference on Indian Country tourism, AITC is designed to share knowledge, experience and best practices from tourism programs around the U.S., and features an impressive line-up of expert speakers whose experience provides new information and guidance for all, from tribes just entering the tourism industry to tribes with experience in travel and tourism.
Photo of previous AIANTA conference
This year’s sessions will feature how to: package a tour, attract tour operators, create itineraries, position your tribe for the international tourism market, develop tourism assessments and inventories, use the latest technologies and strategies for marketing and media, protect intellectual and cultural property, collaborate with state and federal agencies, discover agritourism, follow culinary trends and more.
“Through cultural and heritage tourism, tribes teach visitors from around the world about the unique cultures and traditions of Native America,” said Crystal Holtz, AIANTA Midwest Region Board Member and Sales Manager at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay. “We are excited to bring the 19th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) back to the Midwest Region this year. Tourism is at the forefront of national discussions in Indian Country, and AITC is a valuable entry point into those discussions and the decisions being made.”
Each year, AITC kicks off with fascinating, and unique mobile workshops that highlight the culture of the host tribes and foster networking opportunities for attendees to share, teach and learn from each other.
AIANTA will again offer tribes and tribal businesses free on-site registration and inclusion in the Indian Country destinations website NativeAmerica.travel.