Native American tourism conference starts Tuesday in Albuquerque

Native American cultural tourism conference to take place in Albuquerque

AIANTA is bringing its annual two-day conference to Albuquerque to introduce the international market to Native American tribes and businesses and promote tourism.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Native and Indigenous communities from all across the U.S., including here in New Mexico, will meet in Albuquerque for a two-day conference.

The conference starts Tuesday. The goal of the conference is to promote tourism in these communities.

The American Indian/Alaskan Native Tourism Association is putting on the conference. Sherry Rupert, the chief executive director of AIANTA, stopped by to talk about it.

Rupert also discussed what Indigenous tourism looks like, how receptive communities are to it and how New Mexico can be a model for marketing and promoting Indigenous cultures.