The Rupert Report
From the Desk of AIANTA's CEO
June 28, 2021
A snapshot of my video interview with Indian Country Today TV
AIANTA Highlights for the Coming Week
Watch My Interview on Indian Country Today TV
On Tuesday, June 22, I spoke with Indian Country Today TV on all things AIANTA, and the much-anticipated return of travel to Indian Country. Hear what we're excited about and what's coming up as travel restrictions lift in the US.

Town Hall Reminder
Wednesday, June 30, 2021; 1 p.m. MDT
Join us for the second session of our new Town Hall series. We will hold an open dialog about our consumer travel site, Celebrating its sixth anniversary this year, is due for a major refresh. As we look to redesign the site, we are seeking community feedback on how it can best reflect the engaging, dynamic Indigenous experiences available to domestic and international visitors.

AIANTA To Participate in IPW 2021
September 18-22, 2021
The U.S. Travel Association’s IPW 2021 will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center (West Building) in Las Vegas, NV.

All Native-owned hospitality businesses are encouraged to join AIANTA in meeting the tour operators and tourism pros who are responsible for bringing travelers to the United States.

Spaces within the AIANTA booth are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Lewis & Clark Workshop Presentations
As reservations, tribal tourism enterprises and Native-owned businesses re-open to visitors, a top need identified by these businesses is how to maximize their outreach to potential visitors. On our trip along the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail we made stops in Idaho and Oregon to conduct workshops to the local tribes on just that.

In case you missed the live workshop, we have uploaded the presentations to our website to review whenever you want.

Thank you to the Wildhorse Casino Resort and the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort for allowing us to host our workshops at your beautiful resorts.

Tourism Cares: Inclusivity is Sustainability
Tuesday, June 29, 2021; 12 p.m. EDT
Join me tomorrow for a new educational webinar series with Tourism Cares. I will talk about what AIANTA is doing to make travel and the tourism and travel industry more inclusive.

(See you later, Northern Paiute)

Sherry L. Rupert, Chief Executive Officer
American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association
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