October 26th, 2021
The Native hospitality industry supports 117,852 jobs according to the new Economic Impact of Indigenous Tourism Business Report, released by the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA).
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About the Economic Impact of Indigenous Tourism Study
Data for the Economic Impact of Indigenous Tourism Report was collected from the Annual Business Survey and the Nonemployer Statistics by Demographic (NES-D). Since the most recent data collected for NES-D was 2017, the study utilized the 2018 ABS survey (2017 data) in order to accurately benchmark information across all business types.
For nearly two decades, the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) has served as the national center for providing tourism and recreational travel technical assistance, training and capacity building to American Indian nations. AIANTA is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit association of Native American tribes and tribal businesses and was incorporated in 2002 to advance Indian Country tourism. AIANTA’s mission is to define, introduce, grow and sustain American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian tourism that honors traditions and values.
Established in 1960, SMS is a major contributor to marketing research, consulting, social and economic studies, program evaluation, and government-level policy studies for local, national, Pacific Basin and international clients. As a full-service research and marketing company, SMS designs and executes research that provides clients with actionable information. The firm’s extensive experience in visitor industry research helps inform the data collection and analysis needs of Hawaii’s visitor industry. www.smshawaii.com
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