The American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) is the only national conference on tourism in Indian Country.
Are you ready to jump into tourism, grow your tourism business, make invaluable industry connections, or just learn more about the tourism industry in Indian Country and across the globe? Join us for the 20th Annual AITC!
Who Should Attend AITC?
Travel and tourism professionals from all sectors of the industry – tour operators, outfitters, hotels/accommodations, travel agents, tourism services, food and beverage, outdoor adventures and recreation, transportation, event organizers and everyone in between – will find value in attending AITC. From gaining knowledge to building partnerships, AITC is a valuable venue for all
Join tribal leaders and representatives from tribes throughout the country to talk tourism, its impact on Indian Country and advocacy needed in Washington, D.C.
Development Program Staff
Economic development and community development staff come together to explore ways to diversify tribal economies, program development and resources, and to help perpetuate arts and culture.
Native and non-native business representatives alike join together to create collaborations and talk about new opportunities. Whether your tribe is in the beginning stages of tourism development or has a successful program, AITC offers resources and networking opportunities for you.
Workforce & Education Staff
Explore career choices in tourism, hospitality, recreation and public lands. Meet the key staff from the Cultural Heritage Tourism Certificate Course presented in partnership by AIANTA and George Washington University.
Outdoor Adventure and Recreation Outfitters
Discover ways to promote your attractions and network with others in your industry. We encourage attendance from all recreation and outdoor industry partners – from National Park partners, RV parks and camping establishments, fish and wildlife programs to marinas and more.
Museums, Cultural Centers & Libraries
Museums cultural centers and libraries play a large role in the cultural tourism industry. Learn how your establishment or organization fits in to the greater tourism industry, how you can find valuable partners and how you can expand your presence and educational reach through tourism.
With speakers and sessions covering topics from political trends to business opportunities and new and exciting destinations throughout the country, this is a conference you don’t want to miss. Press passes available.