Registration & Pricing

OPERATOR REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Eligibility: Member and Non-member Bus and Tour Operators

Registration RolePrescheduled AppointmentsNumber Allowed per CompanyEarly-Bird RateRegular Rate
Buyer Appointment-Taker DelegateYesUnlimited
(Must meet Buyer Qualifications on Terms & Conditions)
$0$0
Buyer Rotation DelegateNoOne per Buyer Appointment-Taker$0$0
Bus Operator RepresentativeNoUnlimited$0$150
Tour Operator RepresentativeNoUnlimited$0$150

SELLER REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Seller Registration Types Eligibility for Each Registration Type:
DMO: CVBs, State/Provincial DMOs, Private DMO, Federal
Lodging: Hoteliers, Hotel Brokers, Hotel Management Groups
Attraction: 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: Receptive Operators, Tour Planners
Charter Operator: Charter Operators
Associate: Bus Manufacturers, Hardware Suppliers, Service Suppliers
Allied Association: State/Provincial/Regional and Affiliated Associations

Registration RolePrescheduled AppointmentsNumber Allowed per CompanyEarly-Bird RateRegular Rate
Seller Appointment-Taker DelegateYesOne per Company
(Additional Appointment-Takers are earned based on MKPL 2024 Buyer Requests)
ABA Member Rate
$1745

Non-member Rate
$2045
ABA Member Rate
$1895

Non-member Rate
$2195
Seller Business Floor DelegateNoUnlimitedABA Member Rate
$1745

Non-member Rate
$2045
ABA Member Rate
$1895

Non-member Rate
$2195

SPECIAL REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Registration RoleEligibilityRate
ABA Board of Directors MemberCurrent ABA Board Member$0
Allied Association RepresentativeState/Provincial/Regional and Affiliated Associations$0
Associate Representative/ExhibitorBus Manufacturers, Hardware Suppliers, Service Suppliers$945
Government RepresentativeGovernment Employees$0
GuestNo Employees of Member Companies or have business at ABA’s Marketplace. Social participation only.$500
Media RepresentativeInvited media representative from trade, national or local media who follow the Media Guidelines.$0
SpeakerInvited speakers for engagement in ABA’s Education Program.$0
Sponsor Booth Representative/Entertainer Current contracted sponsors at the Contributor Level or Higher$945 per Week

$350 Saturday Access Only

$0 Meal Sponsor Day of Meal
Travel Industry Executive Day PassTravel Member CEO, G.M. and Presidents$0 First Day

$350 per Add’l Day
VIP Representative Invited Guests of ABA$0

REGISTRATION TYPE DESCRIPTIONS

BUYER APPOINTMENT-TAKER DELEGATE
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.
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 or operates a tour or motorcoach company with tour department
* Annually produces a minimum of 24 tour 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 DELEGATERotation 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.
BUS OPERATOR REPRESENTATIVEBus Operators who wish to attend for education, networking, council events, etc. without participation in the appointment process or access to the Business Floor.
TOUR OPERATOR REPRESENTATIVETour Operators who wish to attend for education, networking, council events, etc. without participation in the appointment process or access to the Business Floor.
SELLER APPOINTMENT-TAKER DELEGATEAppointment-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 2024 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 2024 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 2024 and if that delegate is registered before the session fills.
SELLER BUSINESS FLOOR DELEGATEA 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.
ABA BOARD MEMBERABA Board of Directors member.
ALLIED ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVEState/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.

ASSOCIATE REPRESENTATIVE/EXHIBITOR
All current ABA associates (product and services members) are eligible to exhibit at ABA’s Marketplace or attend Marketplace as a non-exhibiting product & service supplier.
GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVEGovernment 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.
GUESTGuests 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.
MEDIA REPRESENTATIVESInvited media representative from trade, national or local media who follow the Media Guidelines.
SPEAKERInvited speakers for engagement in ABA’s Education Program.
SPONSOR REPRESENTATIVESCurrent Contracted Marketplace Sponsor at Contributor Level or Higher are eligible for special registration pricing for booth workers. They will not have access to the Business Floor. No registrations are includes with sponsorship.
TRAVEL EXECUTIVE DAY PASSThis 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.
VIP REPRESENTATIVEInvited members who play an important role in the industry.