The forum organizers have reached out to industry representatives who are at the forefront in supporting Indigenous tourism and related issues. The Industry Advisory Group will help ensure that discussions started at the forum remain a critical point of discussion in the tourism industry into the future.
106 Group is an award-winning firm providing services for Cultural Heritage Planning, Cultural Resources Management, and Interpretation & Exhibit Design. We have extensive experience developing cultural tourism plans and programs for many American Indian communities. Through effective planning and the power of story and place, we help make your vision a reality.
Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA)
The ATTA is a privately held, for-profit industry trade group that serves to network, educate, professionalize and promote the adventure travel industry. We succeed only by serving our members and advancing responsible, sustainable adventure travel practices. The ATTA recognizes that tourism, when done well, has a great ability to provide positive opportunities for Indigenous community development. The travel industry has a tremendous responsibility to ensure that Indigenous Peoples are part of the economic equation of tourism that involves them and that the Indigenous communities visited are being respected and treated fairly, and that their ancestral rights, history, and cultural assets are being maintained. We believe it is an honor to provide Indigenous community experiences to travelers and that we as an industry has a moral obligation to strive to manage this relationship and experience as responsibly as we can.
Conservation International – Indigenous and Traditional Peoples Program (ITPP)
Conservation International (CI) works to spotlight and secure the critical benefits that nature provides to humanity. CI values partnerships with Indigenous and local communities who are often stewards of incredible biodiversity within their traditional lands. CI has been working with Indigenous Peoples and local communities for 30 years, developing expertise, credibility and trust with our partners. The ITPP works to strengthen the capacities of Indigenous and traditional peoples and conservationists to work through policy, practice and partnership toward mutual goals like strengthening cultural identities and livelihoods.
Destinations International is about serving destination marketing and management professionals first and foremost. Together with our members and partners, Destinations International represents a powerful forward-thinking, collaborative association: exchanging bold ideas, connecting innovative people, and elevating tourism to its highest potential.
In 1990, Bruce Poon Tip founded G Adventures with nothing more than two credit cards and a burning desire to create an authentic, sustainable travel experience like nothing the world had ever seen. By offering adventure-craving travelers an alternative to the resorts and cruises they were accustomed to, he not only changed the way people looked at their holiday time, but changed the face of travel forever. More than 28 years later, the only thing that hasn’t changed is an inherent belief in the core values that continue to inspire our being and business today.
G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the planet’s most awe-inspiring selection of affordable small-group tours, safaris and expeditions. Our award-winning trips embrace authentic accommodation, exotic cuisine and local transport to put travelers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife.
Since our very first days as a tour operator, responsible business has been at the heart of what we do. Intrepid is committed not just to treading lightly, but to making a real difference – by investing in local communities, human rights initiatives, wildlife conservation projects and the environment. We’re all about operating in a responsible manner and incorporating principles of sustainable tourism and development into the way we provide our travelers with real life experiences. These values are more than just words; they’re ingrained in the culture and daily operations of every Intrepid office and trip.
We help travelers give back to the places they visit through our not-for-profit arm, The Intrepid Foundation. Since 2002, we’ve donated over AU $7.5 million to grassroots projects around the world. By empowering local people through sustainable travel experiences we can make travel better for everyone. The Intrepid Foundation matches all donations dollar-for-dollar to double your impact. We cover all administrative costs too, so 100% of giving goes directly to the projects.
Model B is an award-winning digital marketing agency that builds the next iteration of your ideas. We are committed to your success, growth, and scale. Our advertising, web, creative, and marketing services create directly attributable results to your key objectives. By bringing together the knowledge of creative thinkers, developers, digital marketers, and communications specialists, we provide the strategic guidance and execution our clients need to create digital masterpieces that engage with targeted audiences. Let’s build things together.
National Geographic has been igniting the explorer in all of us for 132 years through groundbreaking storytelling from the best and brightest scientists, explorers, photographers, and filmmakers in the world. Our yellow border serves as a portal to explore the farthest reaches of the Earth and beyond. Places only National Geographic can take you.
We offer our audience true 360 experiences across an unparalleled portfolio of media assets: television channels, magazines, kids, travel, books, video, events, and digital and social platforms. Every asset and every story entertains, enlightens, and enables people to better understand the world and their own place in it – our core purpose. We reach millions of people around the world, with our television networks in 172 countries and our publications available in 41 languages.
National Geographic Partners is a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the National Geographic Society. We return 27% of our proceeds to the nonprofit Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation, and education. This unique partnership creates a virtuous cycle of storytelling and exploration that inspires people to act, enlightens their perspective, and often provides the spark to new ideas and innovation.
Since 1916, the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of our national parks. With the help of volunteers and partners, we safeguard these special places and share their stories with more than 330 million visitors every year. But our work doesn’t stop there.
We are proud that tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individual citizens ask for our help in revitalizing their communities, preserving local history, celebrating local heritage, and creating close to home opportunities for kids and families to get outside, be active, and have fun.
Taking care of the national parks and helping Americans take care of their communities is a job we love, and we need—and welcome—your help and support.