Registration Information

Registration Dates and Deadline

April

24: Registration Opens for Operators, DMO, Receptives, Associates & Allied Associations at Noon

25: Registration Opens for Lodging & Attractions at Noon

26: Passport Live for Registered Delegates

August

16: Early-Bird Registration Ends
19: Reservations for Host Hotels Opens at Noon for Registered Delegates
26: Reservations for Host Hotels Opens at Noon

September

18: Research Databases Go Live at Noon

18: Volunteer Sign Up Begins at Noon

25: Appointment Requests Start at Noon

December

16: Appointment Requests Due at 11:59 PM ET

27: Appointment Schedule Sent at Noon

27: Manual Scheduling Begins at Noon

27: App Available for Download

January

10: Marketplace Begins

Registration Roles and Rates

OPERATOR REGISTRATION OPTIONS FOR BUSINESS FLOOR ACCESS/NETWORKING & EDUCATION

BUYER APPOINTMENT-TAKER DELEGATE | $0

Operators attend ABA’s Marketplace to meet with travel industry suppliers (Sellers) to create business relationships and plan future charters and tours. Buyer Appointment-Taker delegates are seated at individual booths for the entire week on the Business Floor and have appointments all day on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. There are 162 appointment slots available in the Buyer appointment schedule.

Eligibility: ABA Member Categories: Bus and Tour Operator I & II and Guest Operators meeting the criteria below.

A Qualified Buyer represents an established organization that arranges tours/charters and other travel. In order to attend ABA’s Marketplace, the organization must meet the following criteria:

  • Is scheduling trips and purchasing travel products out of their business area.
  • Has the ability to provide new business/customer base to ABA travel and equipment industry members.
  • Makes buying decisions on travel, equipment and business components such as food and lodging for groups.
  • Representative attending Marketplace actually develops/plans the tours/charters or operates a tour or motorcoach company.
  • Annually produces a minimum of 24 tour or charter itineraries.
  • Has been in business for at least 2 years.
  • Must submit a brief company history as well as a company profile including a list of the organizations the company belongs to and tour itineraries.
  • Is a reputable firm with a knowledgeable staff that suppliers work with on a regular basis.

BUYER ROTATION DELEGATE | $0

Rotation delegates alternate the appointment responsibilities with the Appointment-taker. Buyers can send one rotation delegate for every Appointment-taker delegate registered. Rotation delegates have the same privileges as Appointment-taker delegates.

Eligibility: ABA Member Categories: Bus and Tour Operator I & II and Guest Operators

OPERATOR REGISTRATION OPTIONS FOR NETWORKING & EDUCATION ONLY

BUS OPERATOR REPRESENTATIVE | $0

Bus Operators who wish to attend for education, networking, council events, etc. without participation in the Appointment process or access to the Business Floor.

Eligibility: Bus Operator Members and Guest Operators

GUEST | $700

Guests attend ABA’s Marketplace for the social and meal functions (i.e. spouses, family members). Guests may not be employed by ABA member companies or plan to conduct business. No single event tickets are available.

Eligibility: No Employees of Member Companies or have business at ABA’s Marketplace. Social participation only.

SELLER REGISTRATION OPTIONS FOR BUSINESS FLOOR ACCESS/NETWORKING & EDUCATION

SELLER APPOINTMENT-TAKER DELEGATE | $1595 Early-Bird | $1695 Regular

Appointment-taker delegates make appointment requests, receive prescheduled appointments and conduct appointments at ABA’s Marketplace during their business session. Seller appointment-taker delegates do not have booths, but walk the floor and move from Buyer to Buyer for their appointments. There are 54 appointment slots available in the Seller appointment schedule. The Seller session is based on the company’s membership primary segment. See appointment information for specific days.

ABA members are eligible to have at least one Appointment-taker delegate if registered before the session fills. Organizations attending for the first time and organizations that did not attend ABA’s Marketplace 2019 are eligible for only one Appointment-taker delegate. ABA Travel Industry organizations may register additional delegates as outlined below:

Organizations that had thirty-two (32) or more buyer requests (not appointments) in 2019 will qualify for a second Appointment-taker delegate if that delegate is registered before the session fills.

A third Appointment-taker delegate will qualify if the organization had sixty-four (64) or more buyer requests in 2019 and if that delegate is registered before the session fills.

Seller Registration Types Eligibility:

  • DMO: ABA Member Categories: CVBs, State/Provincial DMOs, Private DMO, Federal
  • Lodging: ABA Member Categories: Hoteliers, Hotel Brokers, Hotel Management Groups
  • Attraction: ABA Member Categories: Adventure Tour Agricultural/Farm Attraction, Amusement/Theme/Water Park, Aquarium, Brewery/Distillery/Winery, Casino, Cavern/Cave, Dining/Food Service, Dinner Theatre, Entertainment/Amenities-Onboard, Entertainment Complex, Factory Tour, Festival/Event, Floating/Boating/Cruise Line, Garden/Arboretum. Historic Attraction, IMAX Theater, Museum, Shopping, Sightseeing, Sports Activity/Event, Racetrack, Theater/Entertainer, Train, Travel Plaza/Truck Stop, Zoo/Animal Park
  • Receptive Operator: ABA Member Categories: Receptive Operators, Tour Planners
  • Charter Operator: ABA Member Categories: Charter Operators
  • Associate: ABA Member Categories: Bus Manufacturers, Hardware Suppliers, Service Suppliers
  • Allied Association: ABA Member Categories: State/Provincial/Regional and Affiliated Associations

SELLER BUSINESS FLOOR DELEGATE | $1595 Early-Bird | $1695 Regular

A registered Travel Industry Seller who is not eligible for prescheduled appointments. Business Floor delegates may participate in all activities, seminars and events of ABA’s Marketplace. Business Floor delegates have access to the Marketplace Business Floor area to meet with available operators and/or attend appointments with their company’s Appointment-taker delegate. Business Floor delegates are not eligible for prescheduled or manually scheduled appointments.

Seller Registration Types Eligibility:

  • DMO: ABA Member Categories: CVBs, State/Provincial DMOs, Private DMO, Federal
  • Lodging: ABA Member Categories: Hoteliers, Hotel Brokers, Hotel Management Groups
  • Attraction: ABA Member Categories: Adventure Tour Agricultural/Farm Attraction, Amusement/Theme/Water Park, Aquarium, Brewery/Distillery/Winery, Casino, Cavern/Cave, Dining/Food Service, Dinner Theatre, Entertainment/Amenities-Onboard, Entertainment Complex, Factory Tour, Festival/Event, Floating/Boating/Cruise Line, Garden/Arboretum. Historic Attraction, IMAX Theater, Museum, Shopping, Sightseeing, Sports Activity/Event, Racetrack, Theater/Entertainer, Train, Travel Plaza/Truck Stop, Zoo/Animal Park
  • Receptive Operator: ABA Member Categories: Receptive Operators, Tour Planners
  • Charter Operator: ABA Member Categories: Charter Operators
  • Associate: ABA Member Categories: Bus Manufacturers, Hardware Suppliers, Service Suppliers
  • Allied Association: ABA Member Categories: State/Provincial/Regional and Affiliated Associations

SELLER REGISTRATION OPTIONS FOR NETWORKING & EDUCATION ONLY

ASSOCIATE REPRESENTATIVE/EXHIBITOR | $825

Networking Floor/Coach Exhibit exhibitor staff and non-exhibiting products & service suppliers. This registration is good for the entire show week. The bearer will not have access to the Business Floor.

Eligibility: ABA Member Categories: Bus Manufacturers, Hardware Suppliers, Service Suppliers

ONE-DAY ASSOCIATE EXHIBITOR | $250

Associate Members who have purchased a one-day exhibit booth for Sat., Jan. 11 only.

Eligibility: ABA Member Categories: Bus Manufacturers, Hardware Suppliers, Service Suppliers

ALLIED ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVE | $0

State/Provincial/Regional and Affiliated association staff members in the motorcoach and group travel industry who wish to attend for education, networking, council events, etc. without participation in the Appointment process or access to the Business Floor.

Eligibility: ABA Member Categories: State/Provincial/Regional and Affiliated Associations

TRAVEL EXECUTIVE DAY PASS | $0 First Day/$250 Each Add’l Day

This registration is good only for the assigned day(s) for CEO, G.M. and Presidents. The bearer will not have access to the Business Floor and cannot be on the sales and/or marketing staff for his/her company. The bearer must pick up the badge at registration on the morning of activation. The bearer is responsible for following all rules and regulations of ABA’s Marketplace. All day passes must be approved by ABA.

Eligibility: Travel Member CEO, G.M. and Presidents

GUEST | $700

Guests attend ABA’s Marketplace for the social and meal functions (i.e. spouses, family members). Guests may not be employed by ABA member companies or plan to conduct business. No single event tickets are available.

Eligibility: No Employees of Member Companies or have business at ABA’s Marketplace. Social participation only.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES | $0

Invited media representative from trade, national or local media who follow the Media Guidelines.

Eligibilty: Trade Media and Invited Local Media

SPEAKER REPRESENTATIVES | $0

Invited speakers for engagement in ABA’s Education Program.

Eligibility: Contracted Speakers and Invited Industry Experts