Indigenous Tourism

[Above: A Bushman boy greets a visitor camera. Photo: Tamara Olton.]

These links provide resources for enhancing the interaction between tourism and indigenous peoples. Please send suggested additions.
Please help build out this directory with international resources.

Links to pertinent blog posts — american indian, san (bushman), bedouin.


Alliance for Tribal Tourism Advocates  (US) A U.S. association of individuals and organizations concerned about responsible tourism development in Indian communities. Created by tribal governments in the South Dakota area. Links to websites of U.S. tribes and various indigenous organizations.

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (US) AIANTA’s mission: Define, introduce, grow, and sustain American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian tourism. Extensive information on tourism projects and in conference presentations.

National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (NATHPO) (US) A wealth of resources related to tribal historic preservation in the United States, including pertinent organizations, law, and archives.

NativeWeb (Global) This international organization disseminates information from and about indigenous peoples. Search “tourism” to find resources.

Jonathan Tourtellot

About Jonathan Tourtellot

CEO & Portal Editor,; Principal, Focus on Places LLC; former senior editor, National Geographic Traveler; founding Director, former NG Center for Sustainable Destinations

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