Registration & Pricing

REGISTRATION LINKS

Online Registration System (Members Only) | Click Here
Downloadable/Fillable Registration Form | Click Here

Not a Member? Contact us at meetingsdept@buses.org.

OPERATOR REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Marketplace 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.

Marketplace Buyer Appointment-taker Delegate Access

  • Marketplace Business Floor Appointment Booth
  • Education Sessions
  • Marketplace Networking Floor
  • Operator Only Events
  • All Delegate Events

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 develops/plans the tours.
  • Annually produces a minimum of 24 tours.
  • 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.

Marketplace 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.

Marketplace Buyer Rotation Delegate Access

  • Education Sessions
  • Marketplace Networking Floor
  • Marketplace Business Floor
  • Operator Only Events
  • All Delegate Events

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

Marketplace 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.

Marketplace Bus Operator Representative Delegate Access

  • Education Sessions
  • Marketplace Networking Floor
  • Operator Only Events
  • All Delegate Events

Eligibility: Bus Operator Members and Guest Operators

SELLER REGISTRATION OPTIONS

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 one Appointment-taker delegate if registered before the session fills.

Marketplace Appointment-Taker Delegate Access

  • Marketplace Business Floor
  • Marketplace Networking Floor
  • All Delegate Events
  • Education Sessions

Seller Registration Types Of 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.

Marketplace Business Floor Delegate Access

  • Marketplace Business Floor
  • Marketplace Networking Floor
  • All Delegate Events
  • Education Sessions

Seller Registration Types Of 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

SPECIAL REGISTRATION OPTIONS

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.

Marketplace Allied Association Representative Access

  • Education Sessions
  • Marketplace Networking Floor
  • All Delegate Events

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

Associate Representative/Exhibitor | $895

All current ABA associate (product and services members) are eligible to exhibit at ABA’s Marketplace or attend Marketplace as a non-exhibiting products & service suppliers.

Marketplace Associate Representative/Exhibitor Access

  • Education Sessions
  • Marketplace Networking Floor
  • All Delegate Events

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

Government Representative | $0

Government agency 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.

Marketplace Government Representative Access

  • Education Sessions
  • Marketplace Networking Floor
  • All Delegate Events

Eligibility: Government officials and staff only.

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.

Marketplace Guest Access

  • Education Sessions
  • Marketplace Networking Floor
  • All Delegate Events

Eligibility: No Employees of Member Companies. Social participation only.

Media Representatives | $0

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

Marketplace Media Representative Access

  • Education Sessions
  • Marketplace Networking Floor
  • All Delegate Events

Eligibility: Trade Media and Invited Local Media