The Rupert Report
From the Desk of AIANTA's CEO
November 1, 2021
AIANTA CEO Sherry L. Rupert and Board Members Kirby Metoxen, Mary Goddard, Camille Ferguson, Rachel Moreno, Emerson Vallo at AITC 2021 Gala
AIANTA Highlights for the Coming Week
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If you weren't able to attend this year's AITC, check our Facebook and Instagram accounts to see what we were up to all week and stay tuned for more photos to be uploaded soon.

Economic Impact Study Reveals Native Tourism is a $14 Billion Industry
The Native hospitality industry supports 117,852 jobs according to the new Economic Impact of Indigenous Tourism Businesses Report released by AIANTA.

AIANTA Releases Two New Educational Tourism Planners
​The new Cultural Heritage Tourism: a planner for indigenous tourism professionals offers tips and advice and showcases successes in indigenous tourism planning and the Travel Trade Manual is designed to help indigenous tourism professionals navigate the travel trade network.

AIANTA Announces New Members to its Board of Directors
Brian Wadsworth, Kate Anderson, Judi gaiashkibos and Darian Morsette join the AIANTA Board of Directors, which recently underwent a redistricting of its national map to expand national inclusion.

Industry Award Winners
Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, Nez Perce Tourism, Leilah Young of Dixie’s Antelope Canyon Tours and Dawn Melvin from Arizona Office of Tourism are honored at the 2021 Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards.

(See you later, Northern Paiute)

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