American Bus Association

Participate in the Motorcoach Industry Census: Your Contribution Matters

Every year, the American Bus Association Foundation, supported by the United Motorcoach Association and Motor Coach Canada, conducts a vital census of the motorcoach industry. Participation in this survey is crucial as it provides essential data highlighting the economic significance and safety standards upheld within our industry.

Find out how this year’s census is different.

Best of the Best Nominations Now OPEN

Do you represent a company that emphasizes Adventure, Culture, Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Festivals, or Events? Stand out as the Best of the Best in 2024! Nominations are now open!

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Marketplace 2025 in the City of Brotherly Love: Philadelphia, Penn.

Year after year, Marketplace is the iconic show to expand your motorcoach and group travel/tour business in North America. Join us in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania February 1 – 4, 2025. Registration is now open! (Hotel, tour, and other selections will be available for reservations this summer.)

Register now!

Let’s Talk ABA Member Benefits

ABA provides members with special programming, discount programs and tools to help their business run smoothly.

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Latest Education and Events

Discover upcoming events that will benefit you personally and professionally, including educational webinars, virtual and in-person networking, member benefits, and more. Missed an event? Many webinars are ready On Demand.

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Destinations: The official travel publication of ABA

Our Destinations magazine is published 6 times a year and includes state and region-specific coverage and special industry guides in every issue.

Read the May/June issue online

Get the Latest News from ABA

Discover the latest happenings with ABA in our newly streamlined communications center. Find everything ABA, from advocacy to webinars, industry news to Destinations, and more in-between.

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The American Bus Association is the most trusted motorcoach, group tour, and travel association in the industry.

ABA represents its members in Washington through legislative and regulatory assistance as well as provides education and business opportunities throughout the year.

Join the only industry organization that connects all segments of the motorcoach and group travel industry to maximize their offerings to customers and help build their business.

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Whether its legislation that’s moving, a regulatory proposal open for comments, or a funding opportunity available, we’re here WORKING FOR YOU!

Ensuring Fair Competition in Bus Services for the 2024 DNC Convention

The upcoming Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Chicago, scheduled for August 19-22, 2024, has sparked a contentious debate over the provision of charter bus services. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has requested an exemption from federal charter bus regulations, which the ABA argues would undermine fair competition for private bus operators.

Register with the FTA Charter Bus website to prevent CTA and other transit agencies from unlawfully obtaining charter bus contracts.

Sign up today.

Read the latest legislative and regulatory information in the June GAP Report

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The American Bus Association serves a thriving industry that provides nearly 600 million passenger trips annually on charters, tours, scheduled service, and shuttles. Membership in ABA includes motorcoach operators, tour operators, tourism-related organizations, and products and service suppliers.

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