Driven by a growing traveler interest in authentic experiences that provide meaningful connections, particularly with people from other cultures, Indigenous tourism across the Americas is on the rise. In response, Indigenous communities—from northernmost Alaska to southernmost Chile—are welcoming growing numbers of visitors along with the opportunity to share their narratives and traditions, and to generate additional income.
While tourism presents enormous opportunities, Indigenous communities also face similar challenges. The Indigenous Tourism Forum of the Americas provides a platform for community leaders, policy-makers and business owners to share their experiences, to learn from one another and to better understand how to drive change through tourism without compromising their own cultural values.
Beyond two days of panel discussions, workshops and tours, the forum will establish the launch of a movement to bring Indigenous people from across the Americas together to retrace connections, drive understanding, and create sustainable tourism opportunities.