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Bus Operator Membership Only Expires June 30, 2018 $100
Bundle: Bus Operator Membership and ABA's Annual Meeting & Marketplace Registration Membership thru June 2018 PLUS one ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace 2018 Buyer Appointment-taker Delegate $100

Bus Operator
Motorcoach/bus operator membership is for private companies that own motorcoaches and perform a variety of transportation services such as charters, retail tours, scheduled service, sightseeing, local receptive operations, school bus, package express and special operations. Some also own travel agencies. Bus operator membership requests are in a pending status for 30 days, allowing for comment by ABA operators to insure credibility of the pending operator. After that period, the membership becomes fully active.

Tour Operator Membership Only Expires June 30, 2018 $100
Bundle: Tour Operator Membership and ABA's Annual Meeting & Marketplace Registration Membership thru June 2018 PLUS one ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace 2018 Buyer Appointment-taker Delegate $100

Tour operator membership is for companies that organize tours but do not own buses. Tour operator members’ primary business is organizing and selling outbound (as opposed to local area) tours for groups and frequently booking motorcoaches for their groups. Some also act as receptive operators for their local area, and some own travel agencies.  No tour operator affiliated with a bus operator is eligible for membership unless the affiliated carrier is a bus operator member of ABA.

Tour Operator I
Tour companies wishing to join ABA as Tour Operator I must provide the Association with proof that the company has been in business for at least two years prior to the date of application and does outbound tours (current and past tour brochures/itineraries substantiating the requirements) and a copy of current certificates of insurance showing at least $1 million (U.S. dollars) coverage in both general liability and professional liability, errors & omissions insurance. 

Tour Operator II
Companies that do not meet the above qualifications may join ABA as a Tour Operator II level until they can meet the advance qualifications of Level I. 

Travel Industry Single Entity Membership Only Expires December 31, 2018 $825
Bundle: Travel Industry Single Entity Membership/ABA's Annual Meeting & Marketplace Registration Membership thru Dec. 2018 PLUS one ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace 2018 Seller Appointment-taker Delegate $2,370
Travel Industry 2-5 Entities Membership Only Expires December 31, 2018 $1,350
Bundle: Travel Industry 2-5 Entities Membership/ABA's Annual Meeting & Marketplace Registration Membership thru Dec. 2018 PLUS one ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace 2018 Seller Appointment-taker Delegate $2,895
Travel Industry 6-24 Entities Membership Only Expires December 31, 2018 $1,875
Bundle: Travel Industry 6-24 Entities Membership/ABA's Annual Meeting & Marketplace Registration Membership thru Dec. 2018 PLUS one ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace 2018 Seller Appointment-taker Delegate $3,420
Travel Industry 25+ Entities Membership Only Expires December 31, 2018 $2,100
Bundle: Travel Industry 25+ Entities Membership/ABA's Annual Meeting & Marketplace Registration Membership thru Dec. 2018 PLUS one ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace 2018 Seller Appointment-taker Delegate $3,645

Destination Marketing Organizations      
Convention & Visitors Bureau, Federal, State/Provincial/Regional Promotion Agency(Government), State/Provincial/Regional Promotion Agency(Private)

Tourism/Transportation Organizations
Marketing & Communications, Receptive Operator, Ticket Company, Tour Planner, Tourism/Transportation Organization, Transportation Company, Travel Agency, Travel Marketing & Communications, Online Travel Booking/Internet Service

Accommodations-Hotel/Motel/Inn/Resort
Hotel Broker, Lodging, Management Group

Attractions
Adventure Tour Agricultural/Farm Attraction, Amusement/Theme/Water Park, Aquarium, Attraction-Other, Brewery/Distillery/Winery, Casino, Cavern/Cave, Chain/Corp. Headquarters, Dinner Theatre, Entertainment/Amenities-Onboard, Entertainment Complex , Factory Tour, Festival/Event, Floating/Boating/Cruise Line, Food Service, Garden/Arboretum, Historic Attraction, IMAX Theater, Museum, Shopping, Sightseeing, Sports Activity/Event , Racetrack, Theater/Entertainer, Train, Travel Plaza/Truck Stop, Zoo/Animal Park 

NEW!  PLUS Membership for Management Companies/Multiple Entity Travel Members

ABA recognizes the importance of your brand in the group travel market.  That’s why we have a new member benefit just for you!  ABA’s new PLUS membership expands your marketing resources and offers industry news that can help you and the companies you represent.  Management companies and multiple entity travel members are eligible for this exclusive offer.

PLUS Membership Benefits Include:

Complimentary Subscriptions to ABA Publications:

  • Insider
  • Destinations magazine
  • Member Alerts

Access to Members Only Information at www.buses.org.

Profiles and Listings in:

  • Online ABA Member Search
  • Motorcoach Marketer Membership Directory
  • Destinations magazine
  • Representation in appropriate Destinations Travel Guides

More Information or To Sign Up for PLUS Membership

Associate Hardware Supplier Membership Only

Expires December 31, 2018 $825
Bundle: Associate Hardware Provider Membership/ABA's Annual Meeting & Marketplace Registration: Exhibitor Membership thru Dec. 2018 PLUS one ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace 2018 Associate Exhibitor Delegate plus 10x10 booth $3,620
Bundle: Associate Hardware Provider Membership/ABA's Annual Meeting & Marketplace Registration: Appointment-Taker Membership thru Dec. 2018 PLUS one ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace 2018 Associate Appointment-taking Delegate $2,370

Audio/Video Systems, Brakes, Bus Dealer, Bus Parts Distributor, Chemicals, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Electronics, Engines, Fabric, Fleet Graphics & Vehicle  Wraps, Fuel, Glass/Mirrors/Windows, Hardware Supplier-Other, Heating/Cooling, Oil & Gas Company, Paint, Power Train, Seating Manufacturer, Tires, Uniforms

Associate Service Provider Membership Only

Expires December 31, 2018 $825
Bundle: Associate Service Provider Membership/ABA's Annual Meeting & Marketplace Registration: Exhibitor Membership thru Dec. 2018 PLUS one ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace 2018 Associate Exhibitor Delegate plus 10x10 booth $3,620
Bundle: Associate Service Provider Membership/ABA's Annual Meeting & Marketplace Registration: Appointment-Takers Membership thru Dec. 2018 PLUS one ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace 2018 Associate Appointment-taking Delegate $2,370

ADA Compliance Equipment , Congressional, Consultant, Drug/Alcohol Screening, Educational/Training Facility, Financial Service, Fire Equipment, Government Agency, GPS/Wifi/Video Streaming, Insurance, Legal Service, Maintenance &Repair, Marketing & Communications , Entertainment/Amenities-Onboard, Conversion, Bus Refurbishing/ Remanufacturing/Upholsterer, Service Supplier-Other , Online Travel-Booking/Internet Service, Promotional Products, Regulatory, Resource Material, Security Service/Equipment, State Gov’t Agency/, Service- of Process, Ticket Company, Tourism/Transportation Org.

Associate Bus Manufacturer Membership Only

Expires December 31, 2018 Contact ABA

Bus Manufacturer, Limousine Manufacturer

BENEFITS

MARKETING TOOLS

The American Bus Association helps members do business with each other by connecting potential buyers, sellers, and partners in the group tour and travel industry.

  • Market Research
  • List Rental
  • Logo/Photos Library
  • Listings
  • Sponsorships
  • Advertising
  • More

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

The American Bus Association believes in the importance of professional and continuing education. We offer in-person and virtual educational opportunities year-round.

  • Certified Travel Industry Specialist Program
  • Webinars
  • Marketplace Education Program
  • Scholarship Program
  • More

DISCOUNT PROGRAMS

ABA offers the following exclusive programs in partnership with top-tier service providers. Access to the discounts is given upon joining.  More

OPERATIONS RESOURCES

The American Bus Association supports our members’ efforts to run a safe, successful business. Members can take advantage of the following resources to keep their company’s operations running smoothly.

  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Crisis Communications
  • Trip Planning/ Local Regulations
  • Find a Member
  • Free Process of Service
  • Grant Assistance
  • More

ADVOCACY

ABA's Government Affairs and Policy staff brings more than half a century of combined experience serving in both government agencies and within various sectors of the motorcoach industry to its role as the voice of the industry before elected officials.  ABA's team pursues opportunities by closely monitoring key legislative and regulatory developments, safeguards the rights of motorcoach operators, protects members from inequitable business regulation, and keeps members informed.  More

PUBLICATIONS

The News & Publications section includes timely information on the motorcoach, tour and travel industry.

  • Destinations
  • Motorcoach Marketer
  • Insider
  • Bus Bulletin
  • ABA Classifieds
  • More

EVENTS

ABA members are eligible for registration for one or more of the association’s events throughout the year.

  • Marketplace
  • Council Events
  • More