Mar 30, 2023
Penny Peters, Manager at Akwesasne Travel - Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, will speak on 'Sharing the Mohawk Spirit - The Akwesasne Travel Story' as part of the transformational tourism bloc on Wednesday, April 19, at the 2023 NYS Tourism Conference. In particular, Penny will discuss how connections and partnerships continue to grow the success of Akwesasne Travel.
Akwesasne Travel launched in November of 2021 as the official DMMO of Akwesasne and features four immersive Indigenous experiences. Hear about the achievements and challenges over the past year!
- Learn more about how Akwesasne's community-led tourism initiative has evolved.
- How partnerships have become a key piece of the future of Akwesasne Travel, and how these partnerships continue to make an impact.
- Gain a better understanding of indigenous tourism and the importance of mutually-beneficial partnerships.
Penny Peters is a member of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation and is the Akwesasne Travel Manager for the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. Penny has been an integral part of the establishment of Akwesasne Travel and furthering the development of the tourism industry in Akwesasne. Penny is currently working to promote Akwesasne Travel through marketing, partnerships, and awareness of indigenous culture. Raised in the mohawk culture, Penny has strong ties to the community, the environment, and traditional ways. Penny believes that indigenous tourism is not only a means of economic growth for communities but also important for cultural preservation.
In 2021 Penny was elected to the NYSTIA Board and was excited to represent NY Tourism and the North Country. She has also been advocating for Indigenous tourism. She hopes to help support indigenous businesses to create mutually beneficial partnerships to grow and strengthen the industry.
Akwesasne Travel - Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
About Akwesasne Travel
Akwesasne Travel is the official Destination Marketing and Management Organization (DMMO) for Akwesasne and is based out of the Office of Economic Development of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe located in Akwesasne, New York. Our immersive tours offer a rare opportunity to experience Mohawk and Indigenous culture. Local hosts, known for their deep knowledge and expertise share a modern perspective about life in Akwesasne today.