Breaking the Bus Stigma: Today’s Motorcoaches are Real Alternatives for Travel, Industry Experts Say

Breaking the Bus Stigma: Today's Motorcoaches are Real Alternatives for Travel, Industry Experts Say 
The Plain Dealer
Jan. 16, 2017
Ginger Christ

The American Bus Association's annual convention rolled into Cleveland this past weekend, bringing 3,500 tour bus and motorcoach operators, convention and visitors bureaus and suppliers to the city for the four-day event.

But despite the size of the conference, the engaging booths and the shiny, new buses on display at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, the industry still is one fighting for relevance in a world of discount air travel and cheap gasoline prices.

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About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.


Melanie Hinton, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, ABA
Office: (202) 218-7220
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