ABOUT US

The Arizona American Indian Tourism Association (AAITA) is a statewide, nonprofit 501(c) 3 membership organization established in 1994. Overseen by a nine-member board, AAITA involves Native businesses and professionals as members, who voluntarily work together to increase tourism on Arizona Indian communities. The organization targets the 22 Native American tribes in Arizona, hosting festivals to promote them and increase tourism in Indian country. The AAITA also provides limited eco-tourism development assistance and training, and information on ecological and heritage tourism for the benefit of Indian Country. Additionally, the AAITA hosts speakers on tourism issues and aids Native American people by providing effective networking opportunities.

COVID-19

Arizona American Indian Tourism members and communities,

Our communities throughout Arizona has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, AAITA is continuing to work with all tourism organizations in the state of Arizona to help cope with economic impact and to be a part of the solution in regaining the tourism and travel destinations for Indian country.

I also would like to take this time to express my appreciation to all frontline staff, medical personnel, law enforcement and first responders, as they are first to help and protect their communities. Thank you for your endless service.

As native people of the southwest, we have experienced drastic changes and we have remained resilient for hundreds of years.  Continue to check on your family and friends and communicate with them frequently to ensure a healthy environment.

Please practice all precautionary measures as described by CDC, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and also the COVID-19 Toolkit provided by AOT.

AZDHS-COVID-19

COVID-19 Toolkit

Employment Opportunities 

COVID-19 Arizona Traveler Update 

Sincerely,

Geri Hongeva

AAITA Board President

Arizona Indian Festival 2020

AIF Sponsorship Kit

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BECOME A MEMBER

Benefits associated with membership include the opportunity for engagement with Arizona tribal and local Arizona communities and networking opportunities with tribal tourism and marketing professionals. As a member you will be provided marketing and promotional opportunities for your community and/or business through multiple platforms and events.

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NATIVE ARIZONA

ARIZONA TOURISM

BY THE NUMBERS

OVERNIGHT VISITATION

43.9 MILLION

VISITOR SPENDING

$22.7 billion

Direct Travel Spending, 2017

JOBS

187 thousand

Total Generated Employment, 2017

TAXES

$3.37 billion

Total Tax Revenue, 2017

EARNINGS

$6.9 billion

Travel Generated Earnings, 2017

EARNINGS

$6.9 billion

Travel Generated Earnings, 2017

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