Registration & Pricing

ABA’s Marketplace | The Group Tour & Travel Appointment Show

Busworld North America in partnership with Busworld | The Motorcoach, Equipment, Product and Services Expo

Though each show has been built to accomplish different business goals for different segments; the shows will share one registration system for your convenience.

COMPANY REGISTRATION TYPES

Your registration type is determined by the primary category for your organization as well as your main reason for attending (buying vs. selling).

Buyer vs. Seller vs. SpecialCompany Registration TypeDefinition
BuyerBus Operator*Motorcoach operators that perform a variety of transportation services such as charters, retail tours, scheduled service, package express and special operations
BuyerTour Operator**Professional company that develops a tour product, and executes contracted services for groups of people but does not own coaches
BuyerTransportation RepresentativeTransportation Specialists such as Transit Authority Representatives, Educational Institutions, School Bus Operators, Corporate Transportation Operators, Consultants, Engineers
SellerDMOTour product supplier promoting a city, region, state, province, or country for tourism
SellerLodgingTour product supplier to include individual lodging establishments, hotel management companies and national lodging chains
SellerAttractionTour product supplier such as a historic/natural/man-made site or activity and to include museums, theme parks, casinos, shopping or entertainment venues, restaurants, rail/passengers vessels, etc.
SellerReceptive OperatorCompany that provides some or all components of a tour package for resale by a motorcoach/tour/wholesale operator
SellerCharter OperatorMotorcoach company that provides equipment for hire
SellerAssociateSupplier of products and services to the transportation industry, to include bus manufacturers, equipment companies, insurance carriers, etc. OR suppliers of group tour & travel goods and services.
SpecialAllied AssociationEmployees of state, regional or national associations serving the motorcoach, transportation or group travel industry
SpecialGovernmentPolicy and Regulatory Makers from Federal and State Governments
SpecialMediaApproved local, national, international and industry media members
SpecialSpeakerInvited breakout session speakers
* Bus Operators companies can attend as Buyers and Sellers. They can be Buyers, Receptive Operators and/or Charter Operators depending on their business purpose in attending Marketplace.
** Tour Operators can attend as Buyers and Sellers. They can be Buyers and/or Receptive Operators depending on their business purpose in attending Marketplace.

DELEGATE EVENT ROLE

Each participant within a company registration type is assigned an event role that determines access. An individual can have multiple event roles if he/she is registered for more than one organization or company registration type.

Participant Registration Event RoleBuyer vs. Seller vs. SpecialPricingDefinition
Tour and Travel Buyer Appointment-TakerBuyer$0Operators 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.
Tour and Travel Buyer RotationBuyer$0Rotation 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.
Allied Association RepresentativeSpecial$0Employees of state, regional or national associations serving the motorcoach, transportation or group travel industry participating without business appointments.
VIP RepresentativeSpecial$0Invited guests.
Board RepresentativeSpecial$0Current and newly elected members of the ABA Board of Directors participating without business appointments.
Business Floor Seller Appointment-TakerSellerEarly-Bird Member
$1645
Early-Bird
Non-Member
$1945
Regular Member
$1795
Regular
Non-Member

$2095
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 primary segment. The number of appointment-takers is limited based on previous Marketplace’s operator requests.
Business Floor Seller Appointment-SharingSellerEarly-Bird Member
$1645
Early-Bird
Non-Member
$1945
Regular Member
$1795
Regular
Non-Member

$2095
A registered Travel Industry Seller who is not eligible for prescheduled appointments due to appointment-taker registration limitations. Appointment-sharing 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. Appointment-sharing delegates are not eligible for their own prescheduled or manually scheduled appointments.
Marketplace Associate RepresentativeSeller$895Supplier of goods and services to the group travel and travel industry.
Sponsor Booth Representative/EntertainerSellerPer Day
$350

Per Week (Limit 1)
$895

Meal Sponsors for Day of Meal
$0
Current contracted Marketplace sponsor booth assistants or meal sponsor entertainers at the contributor level or higher.
GuestSpecial$700Attending for social and meal functions only (i.e. spouses, family members). Guests may not be employed by ABA member companies or plan to conduct business.
Busworld Transportation AttendeeBuyer$0Transportation Specialists such as Bus Operators, Transit Authorities Representatives, Educational Institutions, School Bus Operators, Corporate Transportation Operators, Consultants, Engineers interested in transportation products and services and/or education and industry meetings.
Busworld Supplier AttendeeSeller$0Supplier of goods and services to the transportation industry with or without purchased exhibit booth on the Busworld North America Floor.
Government RepresentativeSpecial$0Policy and Regulatory Makers from Federal and State Governments.
MediaSpecial$0Approved local, national, international and industry media members.
SpeakerSpecial$0Invited breakout session speakers.

Registration Access