Last month the American Indian and Alaska Native Tourism Association met with the newly appointed NM Secretary of Tourism, Monique Jacobson at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center to discuss Indian tourism initiatives. Jacobson acknowledged that Indian tourism ranks among the top reasons why visitors think of NM. She said that most visitors want a more immersive experience where they “sight-do” rather than “sight-see.”

The tribes discussed future creative collaborations, products and opportunities, and decided to form an alliance that will allow them to work more closely together. The group will be meeting quarterly.