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While they are measuring economic
progress in terms of steady growth as
opposed to leaps and bounds, financial
prognosticators seem to be pretty
optimistic about 2013. What sense have
you gotten from members about how
business is improving?

There is much optimism from those i
have spoken to that the economy will
continue to improve and allow our clients to have the confidence to spend on
travel and vacations, so they are considering upgrading their facilities or buying
new equipment. This applies to every
segment of the industry. While still cautious, my sense is that most everyone
is happy the elections are over, that
congress is attempting to make some
compromises and work together to help
stabilize the economy. as i attend meet-

ings across the country, i am hearing
that most businesses are beginning to
see an upturn in their operations over
the past two to three years. There is also
a confidence that business can get back
to planning, marketing themselves and
growing again, and the stock market
and corporate earnings are beginning
to reflect that. While there are always
challenges and changes to the way business works, based on change in Washington, there are also opportunities to
make certain that we, as an industry,
have input into that process.
As chairman, what specific goals do
you have for 2013?

One goal is to continue to work with the
aBa staff, the Board and committees to
constantly evaluate the services, pro-

grams, publications and other elements
that aBa offers to its members and
make certain that they are always the
best and improved whenever possible.
We will continue to make Marketplace
the most business productive travel
and trade show with the best return on
investment, while still having fun and
simultaneously spotlighting the cities
and states that put so much effort into
hosting us. another goal is to ensure
that our legislative staff continues its
excellent work and is included in the
pending transportation legislation,
which will begin to take shape over the
next two years. We must make certain
that the motorcoach and travel industry
is treated fairly. Finally, we will work
with the FMcSa on safety issues to help
make us the safest and the preferred
means of travel and transportation.

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On the Plus Side
Ice, Ice Baby
District of Culture
Road Tested
Urban Revival
Slow and Steady
Class of Its Own
Chairman’s Corner
Bus Travel on the Move
2013 ABA Board of Directors
Hit the Big Time
Knowledge is Power
Sweet Refrain
City Guide
Kentucky
Tennessee
Virginia
West Virginia
Alaska
California
Hawaii
Nevada
Oregon
Washington
Historical Attractions
Equipment & Services
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