Registration & Pricing

Registration opens June 1 at Noon ET.

OPERATOR REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Bus Operators interested Busworld North America must register separately.

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
  • Busworld Exhibit Floor | Saturday Only
  • Busworld Academy | Saturday Only
  • 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 actually develops/plans the tours/charters or operates a tour or motorcoach company.
  • 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.

Each appointment-taking Buyer will also qualify for a post-Marketplace rebate of $500 if they successfully complete the following:

  • Register by January 8.
  • Complete their Marketplace profile survey.
  • Request onsite appointments.
  • Participate in virtual appointments.
  • Stay at a host hotel.
  • Attend all preschedule onsite appointments. 

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

  • Busworld Exhibit Floor | Saturday Only
  • Busworld Academy | Saturday Only
  • 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

  • Busworld Exhibit Floor | Saturday Only
  • Busworld Academy | Saturday Only
  • Education Sessions
  • Marketplace Networking Floor
  • Operator Only Events
  • All Delegate Events

Eligibility: Bus Operator Members and Guest Operators

SELLER REGISTRATION OPTIONS

RETOOLING REGISTRATION FOR RECOVERY

ABA is offering a special registration for seller organizations attending Marketplace 2021.  Organizations will be able to register all delegates for one flat fee of $1595 Early-Bird/$1695 Regular Rate.

This special registration fee will give each company one Appointment Book/Schedule and an unlimited number of Business Floor delegates. 

SELLER APPOINTMENT-TAKER DELEGATE | $1595 Recovery Rate | $1695 Regular

New This Year | Limit of One per Organization

New This Year – Attractions and Hoteliers will be scheduled for appointments in one day, either Monday or Tuesday.

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
  • Busworld Exhibit Floor | Saturday Only
  • Busworld Academy | Saturday Only

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 | Included with Seller Appointment-taker Delegate Registration

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
  • Busworld Exhibit Floor | Saturday Only
  • Busworld Academy | Saturday Only

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

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

  • Busworld Exhibit Floor | Saturday Only
  • Busworld Academy | Saturday Only
  • Education Sessions
  • Marketplace Networking Floor
  • All Delegate Events

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

ASSOCIATE REPRESENTATIVE/EXHIBITOR | $825

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.

The Marketplace Networking Floor is focused on travel and tourism products/services. Product and service members with a focus on the motorcoach industry should consider exhibiting at Busworld North America for greater access to motorcoach, transit, corporate and school bus Buyers.

Marketplace Associate Representative/Exhibitor Access

  • Busworld Exhibit Floor | Saturday Only
  • Busworld Academy | Saturday Only
  • 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 Guest Access.

  • Busworld Exhibit Floor | Saturday Only
  • Busworld Academy | Saturday Only
  • 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

  • Busworld Exhibit Floor | Saturday Only
  • Busworld Academy | Saturday Only
  • Education Sessions
  • Marketplace Networking Floor
  • All Delegate Events

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.

Marketplace Media Representative Access

  • Busworld Exhibit Floor | Saturday Only
  • Busworld Academy | Saturday Only
  • Education Sessions
  • Marketplace Networking Floor
  • All Delegate Events

Eligibilty: Trade Media and Invited Local Media

SPEAKER REPRESENTATIVES | $0

Invited speakers for engagement in ABA’s Education Program.

Marketplace Speaker Representative Access

  • Busworld Exhibit Floor | Saturday Only
  • Busworld Academy | Saturday Only
  • Education Sessions
  • Marketplace Networking Floor
  • All Delegate Events

Eligibility: Contracted Speakers and Invited Industry Experts