The Rupert Report
From the Desk of AIANTA's CEO
August 30, 2021
2019 Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards
AIANTA Highlights for the Coming Week
Webinar: Exploring AIANTA's Visitor Outreach Department
Tuesday, August 31, 2021; 10 am MDT
Join AIANTA in a special webinar introducing AIANTA’s Visitor Outreach program and our plans to market to domestic and international travelers for 2022. Visitor Outreach Manager Maureen Chavez (Pueblo of Acoma) will lead the conversation on top overseas markets to Indian Country, top travel trade shows to attend next year, and how to prepare for the return of international visitors.

Last Chance to Nominate (Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards)
Deadline: August 31
Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to submit your nominations for our Excellence in Tourism Industry Awards being presented at AITC 2021. AIANTA recognizes enterprises and individuals in four categories:
  • Tribal Destination of the Year
  • Best Cultural Heritage Experience
  • Excellence in Customer Service
  • Industry Professional Award

Get your last minute submissions in ASAP, you don't want to miss out!

Meet our AITC Exhibitors
AITC exhibitors are located in a highly trafficked conference area, allowing them to connect directly with AITC attendees and share their marketing and promotional materials.

We have an all-star line up of exhibitors ready for all of you attending AITC this year. View the link to meet the exhibitors!

Please Donate to the Silent Auction
Please help AIANTA raise funds for our scholarship program by donating your art, other item, or by making a cash donation. Your donation helps American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students pursue post-secondary degrees in hospitality, tourism management and other tourism-related fields. 

All donated items will be auctioned off during this year's American Indian Tourism Conference final gala.

Native American Heritage Month
Native American Heritage Month (November) is quickly approaching and we are working on updating our Native American Heritage Month information webpage.

Check out our page and let us know if we're missing any big events or activities your Tribe is hosting or participating in this year. Email AIANTA's Content and Social Media Coordinator Jacqueline Robledo and we will help get the word out about your Tribe's events.

(See you later, Northern Paiute)

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