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August 17, 2009
Interested in the American Indian, Alaska Native Tourism Market?
If so, please consider attending the 11th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference on September 20-23, 2009 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This year’s conference theme is: “Building Native Tourism: Pathways for Change.”
The Conference offers two and a half days of practical information with national and international experts in the tourism industry focusing on Native American tourism, networking, and inspirational speakers. Presentations include the latest data on international travel to Native American sites in 2008 by the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries and additional presentations by U.S. Department of Commerce Travel & Tourism Team members who work with the tribes. Mobile workshops including Puye Cliffs, High Road to Taos, Bandelier National Monument, and Eight Northern Indian Pueblos will also be offered this year.
The Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort at Buffalo Thunder is the site of this year’s Conference. An architectural wonder completed in 2008, the Buffalo Thunder Resort features signature works of Native American art, world class golf, dining, gaming and shopping.
A complete program; registration information; hotel and travel details; sponsors, exhibitors, and artisans; mobile workshops; conference contacts and more have been posted at www.aianta.org/aitc
To learn more about the international market, please go to: http://travel.trade.gov/
U.S. Department of Commerce